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Geologic Unit: Loveland

Usage:

Loveland Loess (AR*,CO*,IL*,IN*,IA*,KS*,KY*,MO*,NE*,SD*)
Loveland Formation (IA*,KS*,NE*,WI*)
Loveland Silt (AR,IL)
Loveland Loess Member of Atherton Formation (IN)
Loveland Member of Kieler Formation (WI)


Geologic age:

Quaternary (Pleistocene)*


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

In sec. 3, T. 77 N., R. 44 W., Pottawattamie Co., IA (Shimek, 1909) [Destroyed in 1957].
Type section: in NW/4 sec. 3, T. 77 N., R. 44 W., Harrison Co., IA (Daniels and Handy, 1959).
Named from Loveland, Pottawattamie Co., southwestern IA (Shimek, 1909).
Reference sections (member status) =type sections of Kieler Formation and Wyalusing Member of Kieler Formation; see entries under Kieler and Wyalusing (Syverson and others, 2011, Wisconsin Geol. Nat. Hist. Survey Tech. Rpt., no. 1, p. 157+).


AAPG geologic province:

Central Kansas uplift*
Chadron arch*
Cincinnati arch*
Denver basin*
Forest City basin*
Illinois basin*
Iowa shelf*
Las Animas arch*
Lincoln anticline*
Nemaha anticline*
Ozark uplift*
Salina basin*
Sedgwick basin*
Upper Mississippi embayment*
Wisconsin arch*


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 ([ ]).