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Geologic Unit: Bonner Springs

Usage:

Bonner Springs Shale of Kansas City Group (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*)
Bonner Springs Formation of Kansas City Group (MO)
Bonner Springs Shale of /Zarah subgroup [informal] of Kansas City Group (KS)

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


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Missourian)*


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

Type locality: cement plant northeast of Bonner Springs, Wyandotte Co., KS (Newell, 1935).


AAPG geologic province:

Forest City basin*
Iowa shelf*


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 ([ ]).