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Geologic Unit: Elk Falls

Usage:

No current usage.
(Rocks of †Elk Falls Limestone (KS) reallocated to Lecompton Limestone, Tecumseh Shale, Deer Creek Limestone, Calhoun Shale, and Topeka Limestone of Shawnee Group. See Lecompton, Tecumseh, Deer Creek, Calhoun, and Topeka.)


Geologic age:

Pennsylvanian


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

Named from Elk Falls, Elk Co., southern KS (Haworth, 1898).


AAPG geologic province:

Cherokee basin


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

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"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 ([ ]).