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Geologic Unit: Big Springs

Usage:

Big Springs Member of Lecompton Limestone of Shawnee Group (IA*,KS*,NE*)
Big Springs Limestone Member of Lecompton Formation of Shawnee Group (MO)


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian)*


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

Type area: north of town of Big Springs, Douglas Co., KS. Named from Big Springs (Condra, 1927, 1937).
Type locality: near Big Springs in roadcut near center of south line of sec. 36, T. 11 S., R. 17 E., about 4.5 mi west of Lecompton (Moore, 1936, p. 175; Condra, 1949; Hershey and others, 1960; see also MO Geol. Survey lexicon, Thompson, 2001).


AAPG geologic province:

Forest City basin*


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 ([ ]).