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Geologic Unit: Legion

Usage:

Legion Shale Member of Grenola Limestone of Council Grove Group (KS*,NE*,OK*)
Legion Shale Member of Grenola Formation of Council Grove Group (OK)
Legion Shale of Vanoss Group (OK)


Geologic age:

Early Permian (Wolfcampian)*


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

Type locality: cuts on U.S. Highway 40, just southwest of American Legion Golf Club grounds, Riley Co., eastern KS. Named from American Legion Golf Club grounds and buildings, about 1.75 mi southwest of Manhattan, eastern 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 ([ ]).