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Geologic Unit: Leavenworth

Usage:

Leavenworth Member of Oread Limestone of Douglas Group (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*)
Leavenworth Limestone Member of Oread Formation of Shawnee Group (MO)
[?] Leavenworth Limestone of Vamoosa Group (OK)


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian)*


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

Not designated. Named from a roadside exposure high in the upland spur northwest of the Federal Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS (Condra, 1927).


AAPG geologic province:

Nemaha anticline*
Forest City 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 ([ ]).