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Geologic Unit: Cherryvale

Usage:

Cherryvale Shale of Kansas City Group (KS*)
Cherryvale Formation of Kansas City Group (IA*,MO*,NE*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Block Limestone Member (IA*,KS*,MO,NE*), Fontana Member (KS*,MO), Fontana Shale Member (IA*,MO,NE*), Quivira Member (KS*), Quivira Shale Member (IA*,MO*,NE*), Wea Member (KS*), Wea Shale Member (IA*,MO,NE*), Westerville Limestone Member (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*).


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Missourian)*


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

Named from exposures in vicinity of Cherryvale, Montgomery Co., eastern KS (Haworth, 1898).


AAPG geologic province:

Cherokee basin*
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 ([ ]).