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Geologic Unit: Elmont

Usage:

Elmont Limestone Member of Emporia Limestone of Wabaunsee Group (KS*,OK*)
Elmont Limestone Member of Emporia Formation of Wabaunsee Group (IA,MO*,NE)
Elmont Limestone Member of Emporia Limestone of Vanoss Group (OK)
Elmont Limestone Member of Emporia Limestone of /Nemaha subgroup [informal] of Wabaunsee Group (KS)
Elmont Limestone Member of Emporia Formation of /Nemaha subgroup [informal] of Wabaunsee Group (MO)

["Subgroup" not recognized as a formal stratigraphic rank term (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). Nemaha subgroup considered informal and should not be capitalized.]


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian)*


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

First described from occurrence on hills near Elmont, Shawnee Co., eastern KS (Beede, 1898). [Condra refers to this as type locality.]


AAPG geologic province:

Forest City basin*
Chautauqua platform


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 ([ ]).