U.S. Geological Survey Home AASG Logo USGS HOME CONTACT USGS SEARCH USGS
National Geologic Map Database

Geologic Unit: Boone

Usage:

Boone Formation (AR*,KS*,MO*,OK*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Baxter Springs Member (KS*,OK*), Grand Falls Chert Member (KS*,MO*,OK*), Joplin Member (KS,MO,OK*), Moccasin Bend Member (KS*,MO*,OK*), Reeds Spring Member (AR*,KS*,OK*), Short Creek Oolite Member (AR*,KS*,MO*,OK*), St. Joe Limestone Member (AR*,KS*,MO*,OK*).


Geologic age:

Early to Middle Mississippian (Tournaisian to Visean; Kinderhookian to Meramecian)*


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

Named from extensive development in Boone Co., northern AR (US geologic names lexicons, USGS Bull. 896, 1200).


AAPG geologic province:

Arkoma basin*
Chautauqua platform*
Cherokee basin*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"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 ([ ]).