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Geologic units in Marion county, Iowa
- Cherokee Group (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Pennsylvanian-Middle [Des Moines]) at surface, covers 90 % of this area
Cyclic deposits with carbonaceous shale, clay, siltstone, with lesser sandstone, and thick coal beds; minor but persistent limestone beds; may include parts of Atoka or Morrow Series.
- Marmaton Group (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Pennsylvanian-Middle [Des Moines]) at surface, covers 0.6 % of this area
Alternating shale and limestone, with some sandstone and coal; Lenapah FM at top and Fort Scott at base.
- Meramec Series (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Mississippian-Late) at surface, covers 9 % of this area
Ste. Genevieve Limestone- fossiliferous limestone and red and green shale. Approx. thickness 50 ft. St. Louis Limestone- limestone and dolomite, sandstone locally perdominant; locally contains chert. Spergen Formation- sandy micaceous dolomite.