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Geologic Unit: Grove Church

Usage:

Grove Church Shale (IL)
Grove Church Formation (IL)
Grove Church Shale of Buffalo Wallow Group (IN-subsurface)
Grove Church Member of Kinkaid Limestone (IL)


Geologic age:

Late Mississippian (Serpukhovian; late Chesterian)


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

Type section: roadcut and nearby gullies to the west of a roadway that is 0.3 mi northwest of Cedar Grove Church and 1.25 mi east of village of Lick Creek, west line of NE/4 NW/4 sec. 31, T. 11 S., R. 2 E., Carbondale quadrangle, Johnson Co., IL (Swann, 1963).


AAPG geologic province:

Illinois basin


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

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