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Geologic Unit: Deer Creek

Usage:

Deer Creek Limestone of Shawnee Group (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*)
Deer Creek Limestone of Ada Group (OK)
Deer Creek Formation of Shawnee Group (KS,MO)
Deer Creek Limestone Member of Pawhuska Formation (OK*)


Subunits:

FORMATION STATUS (alphabetical): Burroak Shale Member (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*), Ervine Creek Member (IA,KS*,MO,NE*) or Ervine Creek Limestone Member (MO), Haynies Member (IA,NE) or Haynies Limestone Member (MO), Larsh Shale Member (IA,KS*,MO,NE*), Oskaloosa Shale Member (IA*,KS*,MO*), Ozawkie Member (IA,KS*,NE) or Ozawkie Limestone Member (MO), Rock Bluff Member (IA,KS*,NE*) or Rock Bluff Limestone Member (MO).


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian)*


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

Type section: exposures on Deer Creek, east of Topeka, northeastern Shawnee Co., KS (Bennett, 1896; Moore, 1936).
Reference section: in roadcuts on both sides of I-29, 0.5 mi northwest of junction of I-29 and Andrew Co. Route CC and K (exit 60), center NE/4 NW/4 sec. 23, T. 59 N., R. 36 W., Amazonia 7.5-min quadrangle Andrew Co., MO (Gentile and Thompson, 2004).


AAPG geologic province:

Forest City basin*
Nemaha anticline*


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 ([ ]).