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Geologic Unit: Chikaskia

Usage:

Chikaskia Sandstone Member of Harper Sandstone of Nippewalla Group (KS*,OK*)


Geologic age:

Early Permian (Cisuralian; Leonardian)*


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

Type locality: in sec. 10, T. 31 S., R. 6 W., [Danville 7.5-min quadrangle], Harper Co., southern KS. Named from exposures along Chikaskia River (Norton, 1937 [abs.], 1939).


AAPG geologic province:

Sedgwick 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 ([ ]).