U.S. Geological Survey Home AASG Logo USGS HOME CONTACT USGS SEARCH USGS
National Geologic Map Database

Geologic Unit: Wabaunsee

Usage:

Wabaunsee Group (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*,OK*, and CO*-subsurface)
[?] Wabaunsee Formation (CO)


Subunits:

GROUP STATUS (alphabetical): Auburn Shale (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*,OK*), Bern Limestone (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*,OK*) or Bern Formation (IA*,MO*), Burlingame Formation (NE), Emporia Limestone (IA*,KS*,MO*,NE*,OK*) or Emporia Formation (IA*,MO*,NE*), Howard Limestone (IA,KS*,MO*,NE) or Howard Formation (MO*,NE),

Pierson Point Shale (IA,KS,MO,NE), Pillsbury Formation (MO) or Pillsbury Shale (KS), Pony Creek Shale (OK), Reading Limestone (IA), Root Shale (IA,KS*,NE*), Scranton Formation (MO) or Scranton Shale (IA,KS*,MO*,NE), Severy Formation (MO) or Severy Shale (IA,KS*,MO*,NE,OK), Silver Lake Shale (IA), Soldier Creek Formation (KS) or Soldier Creek Shale (IA,NE), Stotler Formation (MO) or Stotler Limestone (KS*,NE), Tarkio Limestone (IA,NE), Wakarusa Limestone (IA,KS,NE,OK), Wamego Shale (IA), White Cloud Shale (IA,MO), Willard Formation (MO) or Willard Shale (IA,KS*,MO*,NE), Wood Siding Formation (KS*,NE*,OK), and Zeandale Formation (MO) or Zeandale Limestone (IA*,KS*,MO*).


Geologic age:

Late Pennsylvanian (Virgilian)*


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

Not designated. "The formation covers one-half of Wabaunsee County and, on account of the excellent exposures along nearly every stream in the eastern and northern portions of the county, I would propose that it be called the Wabaunsee formation" (Prosser, 1895, p. 689-690).


AAPG geologic province:

Anadarko basin*
Forest City basin*
Nemaha anticline*
Cherokee basin*
Chautauqua platform*


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 ([ ]).