Geologic units in Cherokee county, Kansas

Additional scientific data in this geographic area

Cherokee Group (Early Pennsylvanian- Desmoinesian) at surface, covers 61 % of this area

Includes: Cabaniss FM (base CA) with Verdigris Limestone Member (base V) and Mineral coal bed (base MC), Krebs FM with Bluejacket Sandstone Member (base BJ) and Warner Sandstone Member (base WR).

Alluvium (Holocene to Pleistocene) at surface, covers 32 % of this area

unconsolidated sand, silt, clay, and gravel

Meramecian and Osagian Series: Warsaw Limestone and Keokuk Limestone (Mississippian- Osagian) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

Warsaw Limestone- semigranular limestone interlaminated with saccharoidal dolomite with large amounts of gray chert; glauconite occurrs in the lower part. Keokuk Limestone- white tripolitic, chert, siliceous limestone, and dolomite

Marmaton Group (Early Pennsylvanian- Desmoinesian) at surface, covers 2 % of this area

Includes: Lost Branch FM, Memorial Shale, Lenapah Limestone (base LE), Nowata Shale, Altamont Limestone (base PA), Bandera Shale, Pawnee Limestone (base PA), Labette Shale and Fort Scott Limestone.

Boggy Formation (Middle Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

TULSA- Shale, sandstone, and coal. FORT SMITH- Shale, sandstone, and coal; includes Bluejacket Sandstone Member at base. ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale and sandstone, blue-gray to brown, fine- to coarse- grained, with some thin limestone lenses and a coal bed 2.5 feet thick about 400 feet above base. Thickness, 1,250 to 2,800 feet. "Bluejacket Sandstone," IPbj, at base, 8 to 12 feet thick, with 2-foot "Secor coal" 50 feet above top of Bluejacket. (Lower Franks Conglomerate) McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale, brown, to blue-gray, illitic, chloritic, with many sandstones, fine- to coarse-grained, micaceous, quartzose, moderately to well-indurated, with "Secor coal" about 50 feet above base; thickness, 2,140 to 4,000 feet, increasing eastward.

Riverton Formation, Burgner Formation (Middle Pennsylvanian-Atokan Stage) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Shale, clay, coal. Burgner Formation - limestone.

Alluvium (Holocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

WOODWARD- Lenticular and interfingering deposits of gravel, sand, silt, and clay. Generally light-tan to gray. Thickness along major streams ranges up to 100 feet and probably averages 40 feet; along minor streams the thickness ranges up to 45 feet and probably averages 20 feet. ENID- Sand, silt, clay, and locally gravel. Maximum thickness ranges from 30 to 80 feet (9 to 24 m) along major streams and from 0 to 60 feet (0 to 18 m) along minor streams. TULSA- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay. TULSA- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay. OKLAHOMA CITY- Sand, silt, clay, and lenticular beds of gravel. Thickness ranges from about 30 to 100 feet and probably averages about 50 feet along major streams. Along minor streams, thickness ranges from a few feet to about 50 feet and probably averages about 25 feet. LAWTON- Sand, clay, and gravel as much as 50 feet (15 m) thick; Shown only along major streams and tributaries. ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay, including low terraces; thickness, about 25 to 100 feet. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay, including low terraces about 30 feet above channels; thickness, about 50 feet along Little River and 110 feet along Red River.

Savanna Formation (Middle Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

TULSA- "Savanna Formation," shale and thin sandstone, limestone, and coal. FORT SMITH- IPsa "Savanna Formation," shale, sandstone, and coal ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Sandstone and shale, gray to brown, fine- to coarse-grained, cherty, with several thin coal seams near middle; thickness, 1,120 to 1,600 feet (Lower Franks Conglomerate) McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale, tan to brown, illitic, chloritic, and sandstone, fine-to coarse-grained, micaceous, quartzose, with several thin coal seams in middle, one of which is "Cavanal coal;" thickness, 1,470 to 2,000 feet, increasing eastward.

Meramecian Series (Late Mississippian-Meramecian Series) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

St. Louis Limestone, Salem Formation, Warsaw Formation.

Terrace Deposits (Pleistocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

WOODWARD- Lenticular and interfingering deposits of light-tan to gray gravel, sand, silt, clay, and volcanic ash. Sand dunes are common in many places. Thickness ranges up to 150 feet and averages about 60 feet. ENID- Sand, silt, clay, and gravel. Maximum thickness, about 75 feet (23 m) along major streams. TULSA- Fine gravel, sand, silt, and clay. CLINTON- Stream-laid deposits of sand, silt, clay, gravel, and volcanic ash; thickness ranges from 0 to about 120 feet. OKLAHOMA CITY- Lenticular beds of sand, silt, clay, and gravel. Thickness ranges from a few feet to about 100 feet and probably averages about 50 feet along major streams. FORT SMITH- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay. LAWTON- Sand, clay, and gravel as much as 75 feet (23 m) in Tillman County, ranging from 5 to 50 feet (2 to 15 m) elsewhere. ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Gravel, sand, silt, clay, and volcanic ash; thickness, about 5 to 50 feet; at various levels, as high as 160 feet above present flood plains. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Gravel, sand, silt, clay, and volcanic ash; several levels 20 to 160 feet or more above present flood plains, with each level containing deposits that average 20 to 30 feet in thickness, some windblown sand on top; may include colluvial wash down sides of hills.

Senora Formation (Middle Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

TULSA- Shale with thin and lenticular sandstone, minor limestone, and coal. OKLAHOMA CITY- Mainly fine-grained micaceous sandstone and shale locally containing coal beds. Thickness ranges from about 500 to 950 feet. FORT SMITH- Shale, sandstone, and thin coal seams. ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale, gray, and light-brown medium-grained sandstone; thickness, 150 to 500 feet, decreasing southwestward. Subdivided into lower sandstone, 350 feet thick, and upper shale, 150 feet thick.