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Geologic Unit: Bethel

Usage:

Bethel Sandstone (KY*)
Bethel Sandstone of Paint Creek Group (IL-recognized in western part)
Bethel Sandstone of West Baden Group (IL-recognized in southeastern part)
Bethel Formation of West Baden Group (IN)
Bethel Member of Paint Creek Formation (MO)


Geologic age:

Middle Mississippian (Visean; early Chesterian)*


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

Named from exposures in vicinity of Bethel School, 3.5 mi west of Marion, Crittenden Co., western KY (Butts, 1917).


AAPG geologic province:

Illinois basin*
Ozark uplift


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 ([ ]).