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Geologic Unit: Swope

Usage:

Swope Limestone of Kansas City Group (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*)
Swope Limestone of Bronson Group (IA)
Swope Formation of /Bronson subgroup [informal] of Kansas City Group (KS,MO)

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


Subunits:

(alphabetical): Bethany Falls Member (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*), Hushpuckney Shale Member (KS,MO) or Hushpuckney Member (IA,NE), [?]Tennison Creek Shale Member (KS).


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Missourian)*


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

Named from Swope Park, Kansas City, Jackson Co., northwestern MO (Moore and Newell, IN Newell, 1935).


AAPG geologic province:

Forest City 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 ([ ]).