U.S. Geological Survey Home AASG Logo USGS HOME CONTACT USGS SEARCH USGS
National Geologic Map Database

Geologic Unit: Eskridge

Usage:

Eskridge Shale of Council Grove Group (KS*,NE*,OK*)
Eskridge Shale of Oscar Group (OK)


Geologic age:

Early Permian (Wolfcampian)*


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

Named from exposures near Eskridge, Wabaunsee Co., eastern KS (Beede, 1902).
Type locality: vicinity of Eskridge, Wabaunsee Co., eastern KS. Probable type section: about 1 and one-eighth mi south of Eskridge, in SW/4 NW/4 NW/4 sec. 17, T. 14 S., R. 12 E., where upper half of shale is exposed (Mudge and Burton, 1959).


AAPG geologic province:

Chautauqua platform(?)*
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 ([ ]).