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Geologic Unit: Grenola

Usage:

Grenola Limestone of Council Grove Group (KS*,NE*,OK*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in KS*,NE*,OK*: Burr Member, Legion Shale Member, Neva Member, Salem Point Shale Member, and Sallyards Member.


Geologic age:

Early Permian (Wolfcampian)*


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

Type section: ravines and creeks north and south of Highway 160, 4 to 5 mi west of Grenola. All 5 members present. "Co-type locality" designated as cuts on U.S. Highway 40, southwest of Manhattan, Riley Co., KS. Named from town of Grenola, Elk Co., KS (Condra and Busby, 1933).


AAPG geologic province:

Chautauqua platform*
Cherokee basin*
Forest City basin*
Nemaha anticline*
Salina basin*


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 ([ ]).