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Geologic Unit: Bern

Usage:

Bern Limestone of Wabaunsee Group (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*,OK*)
Bern Formation of Wabaunsee Group (IA*,MO*)
Bern Limestone of Ada Group (OK)
Bern Limestone of /Nemaha subgroup [informal] of Wabaunsee Group (KS)
Bern Formation of /Nemaha subgroup [informal] of Wabaunsee Group (MO)

["Subgroup" not recognized as a formal stratigraphic rank term (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). Nemaha subgroup considered informal and should not be capitalized.]


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Burlingame Limestone Member (KS*,MO*), Soldier Creek Shale Member (KS*,MO), Wakarusa Member (KS*) or Wakarusa Limestone Member (MO).


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian)*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Type section: roadcut in SE/4 SE/4 sec. 7, T. 1 S., R. 13 E., about 0.5 mi north and 1 mi west of Bern. Named from town of Bern, Nemaha Co., northeastern KS (Moore and Mudge, 1956).


AAPG geologic province:

Nemaha anticline*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates usage by the U.S. Geological Survey. Other usages by state geological surveys.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).