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Geologic Unit: Mouse Creek

Usage:

Mouse Creek Formation of Marmaton Group (IA)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in IA: Blackjack Creek Limestone Member, Excello Shale Member.


Geologic age:

Middle Pennsylvanian (Desmoinesian)


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

Type exposure: in gully along Whitebreast Creek, in NW/4 NE/4 NE/4 sec. 8, T. 73 N., R. 22 W., Lucas Co., IA. Named from Mouse Creek, 5 mi to west-northwest. (Ravn and others, 1984).


AAPG geologic province:

Iowa shelf


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

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