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Geologic Unit: Palestine

Usage:

Palestine Formation (KY*)
Palestine Sandstone (IL*,IN*,KY*)
Palestine Sandstone of Buffalo Wallow Group (IN-subsurface)
Palestine Sandstone of Pope Group (IL)
Palestine Member of Leitchfield Formation (KY)


Geologic age:

Late Mississippian (Serpukhovian; late Chesterian)*


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

Named from Palestine Twp., Randolph Co., IL, where formation is well developed along tributaries to Tyndall Creek (Weller, 1913).


AAPG geologic province:

Illinois 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 ([ ]).