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Geologic Unit: Lawrence

Usage:

Lawrence Formation of Douglas Group (KS*,NE*,MO)
Lawrence Shale of Douglas Group (IA*,KS*,MO*,OK*)
Lawrence Shale of Vamoosa Group (OK*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Amazonia Limestone Member (KS*,MO*,OK*), Bowring Limestone Member (OK), Haskell Limestone Member (KS*), Ireland Sandstone Member (KS*), Jonesburg Sandstone Member (KS*), Kiheki Sandstone Member (OK*), Labadie Limestone Member (OK), Robbins Shale Member (KS*,NE*).


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian)*


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

Named from exposures at Lawrence, Douglas Co., eastern KS (US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896).


AAPG geologic province:

Cherokee basin*
Forest City basin*
Nemaha anticline*


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 ([ ]).