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Geologic Unit: Canton

Usage:

Canton Shale Member of Carbondale Formation (IL)


Geologic age:

Middle Pennsylvanian (Desmoinesian)


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

Type section: outcrops along Big Creek, in center sec. 9, T. 6 N., R. 4 E., Fulton Co., west-central IL. Named from exposures near Canton (Savage, 1921).


AAPG geologic province:

Illinois basin


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

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