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Geologic Unit: Cherokee

Usage:

Cherokee Group (IA*,KS*,MO*, and subsurface of CO*,OK*)
[?] Cherokee Shale (KS,NE)
[?] Cherokee Formation (TX)


Subunits:

GROUP STATUS (alphabetical): Bartlesville sand (informal) (OK) or Bartlesville sandstone zone (informal) (OK), [?]Bedford coal (informal) (IA,MO), /Bevier Formation (MO) or /Bevier cyclothem (informal) (KS,MO), Cabaniss Formation (KS*), /Cabaniss subgroup [informal] (MO), Drywood Formation (KS,MO), Excello Formation (KS,MO), /Fleming Formation (KS,MO), Floris Formation (IA), Graydon Formation (MO), Hale Sandstone (MO), Hartshorne Formation (MO), Inola Limestone (KS), Kalo Formation (IA), Kilbourn Formation (IA), Krebs Formation (KS*), /Krebs "subgroup" (MO), Lagonda Formation (KS,MO), Loutre Formation (MO), Mineral Formation (KS,MO), /Mulky Formation (MO), Munterville Limestone (IA), Pleasantview Sandstone (IA), Riverton Formation (KS), Rindgemere Branch Formation (KS,MO), Robinson Branch Formation (KS,MO), Rowe Formation (KS,MO), Scammon Formation (KS,MO), Seahorne Limestone (IA), Seville Formation (KS,MO), Swede Hollow Formation (IA), Tebo Formation (KS,MO), Verdigris Formation (MO), Warner Formation (KS,MO), Weir Formation (KS,MO).

FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical): Ardmore Limestone Member (IA,KS,MO), [?]Bluejacket Sandstone Member (KS-north of Arkansas River), Breezy Hill Limestone Member (MO), Dederick Member (MO), Lagonda Sandstone Member (KS,MO*), Rich Hill Limestone Member (MO*), Seville Limestone Member (IA), Verdigris Limestone Member (KS).


Geologic age:

Middle Pennsylvanian (Desmoinesian)*


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

Named from prominent exposures in Cherokee Co., KS (Haworth and Kirk, 1894).


AAPG geologic province:

Anadarko basin*
Chautauqua platform*
Cherokee basin*
Forest City basin*
Iowa shelf*
Ozark uplift*


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 ([ ]).