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Geologic Unit: Towle

Usage:

Towle Shale Member of Onaga Shale of Admire Group (KS*,NE*,OK*)


Subunits:

Indian Cave Sandstone Bed (KS*).


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian)


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

Type locality: Towle farm, 2 mi south and 3 mi west of Falls City, in SW/4 sec. 20, T. 1 N., R. 16 E., Richardson Co., southeastern NE [see Wilmarth, 1938].


AAPG geologic province:

Chautauqua platform*
Cherokee basin*
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 ([ ]).