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Geologic Unit: Ford Station

Usage:

Ford Station Member of Clore Formation (IL,KY)


Geologic age:

Late Mississippian (Serpukhovian; late Chesterian)*


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

Type section: in abandoned quarry on east side of IL Highway 3, but not visible from road, about 1.25 mi southeast of bridge over Marys River and 0.25 mi southeast of Ford Station siding of the Missouri Pacific RR, in NW/4 SE/4 sec. 33, T. 7 S., R. 6 W., Chester quadrangle, Randolph Co., southeastern IL (Swann, 1963).


AAPG geologic province:

Illinois basin


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

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