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Geologic Unit: Goreville

Usage:

Goreville Member of Kinkaid Limestone (IL,KY)


Geologic age:

Late Mississippian (Serpukhovian; late Chesterian)*


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

Type section: in quarry of Southern Illinois Rock and Stone Co. on west side of IL Highway 37 at north edge of Buncombe, 4 mi south of Goreville, SW/4 SW/4 SE/4 sec. 10, and NW/4 NW/4 NE/4 sec. 15, T. 12 S., R. 2 E., Vienna quadrangle, Johnson 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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