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Geologic Unit: Bushberg

Usage:

Bushberg Sandstone Member of Sulphur Springs Formation (MO)
Bushberg Sandstone (IL,MO*)
Bushberg Sandstone of Sulphur Springs Group (MO)


Geologic age:

Early Mississippian (Kinderhookian)*


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

Type section: at head of ravine draining into Mississippi River at Bushberg (former station on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain, and Southern RR), in NW/4 NE/4 NW/4 sec. 8, T. 41 N., R. 6 W., Jefferson Co., Herculaneum 7.5-min quadrangle, Jefferson Co., eastern MO (Mehl, 1960).


AAPG geologic province:

Ozark uplift*
Illinois 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 ([ ]).