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Geologic Unit: Scranton

Usage:

Scranton Shale of Wabaunsee Group (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*)
Scranton Shale of Shawnee Group (IA,KS,MO,NE)
Scranton Formation of Wabaunsee Group (MO)
Scranton Shale of /Sacfox subgroup [informal] of Wabaunsee Group (KS)

["Subgroup" not recognized as a formal stratigraphic rank term (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). Sacfox subgroup considered informal and should not be capitalized.]


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Cedar Vale Member (or Shale Member), Happy Hollow Limestone Member, Rulo Limestone Member, Silver Lake Member (or Shale Member), White Cloud Member (or Shale Member).


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian)*


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

Reference section: exposures along eastward-flowing stream extending through middle part of sec. 34, T. 12 S., R. 15 E., Shawnee Co., eastern KS (Moore and Mudge, 1956).


AAPG geologic province:

Forest City basin*
Nemaha anticline*


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 ([ ]).