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Geologic Unit: Council Grove

Usage:

Council Grove Group (KS*,NE*,OK*, and CO*-subsurface)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Bader Formation (KS,NE,OK) or Bader Limestone (KS*,NE,OK*), Beattie Limestone (KS*,NE*), Blue Rapids Shale (KS*,NE*,OK), Cottonwood Limestone (KS*,NE,OK*), Crouse Limestone (KS*,NE,OK*), Easly Creek Shale (KS*,NE*), Eiss Limestone (KS,NE), Eskridge Shale (KS*,NE,OK*), Foraker Limestone (KS*,NE,OK*), Funston Limestone (KS*,NE,OK*), Grenola Limestone (KS*,NE,OK*), Johnson Shale (KS*,NE*,OK), Neva Limestone (KS*,NE,OK*), Red Eagle Limestone (KS*,NE*,OK*), Roca Shale (KS*,NE*,OK*), Speiser Shale (KS*,NE*,OK), Stearns Shale (KS*,NE*).


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian) to Early Permian (Wolfcampian)*


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

Named from town of Council Grove, Morris Co., KS (Prosser, 1902).


AAPG geologic province:

Anadarko basin*
Chautauqua platform*
Denver basin*
Forest City basin*
Las Animas arch*
Nemaha anticline*
Salina basin*
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 ([ ]).