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Geologic Unit: Joplin

Usage:

No current usage?
(†Joplin Member of Boone Formation (KS*,MO*,OK*) considered abandoned? Is same as Keokuk Limestone in MO; possibly same as Keokuk and/or Burlington Limestone in KS and OK. Not used by the MO Geol. Survey (type locality in MO). Uncertain if used by the KS or OK Geol. Surveys, or the USGS.)


Geologic age:

Mississippian, Early*
Osagean*


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

Quarry at the Joplin Marble Quarries Company, on left bank of Shoal Creek, half a mile or so (0.8 km) below Grand Falls, 3 mi (4.8 km) southwest of town of Joplin, Jasper Co., MO (McKnight and Fischer, 1970).


AAPG geologic province:

Chautauqua platform*
Cherokee basin*


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

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"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 ([ ]).