Geologic units in Johnson county, Kansas

Lansing Group (Middle Pennsylvanian- Missourian) at surface, covers 40 % of this area

Stanton Limestone- three limestone and two shales members, ranges from 15 to 130 ft. thick. Vilas Shale- sandy, carbonaceous gray shale with some sandstone and limestone locally, ranges from 5 to 120 ft. thick. Plattsburg Limestone- two limestone members seperated by shale, ranging from 25 to 115 ft. thick.

Kansas City Group (Middle Pennsylvanian- Missourian) at surface, covers 38 % of this area

Includes: Lane Shale,Wyandotte Limestone (base WY), Liberty Memorial Shale, Iola Limestone (base I), Chanute Shale (base CH), Dewey Limestone, Nellie Bly FM, Cherryvale FM, Dennis Limestone (base DN), Galeburg Shale, Mound Valley Limestone, Ladore Shale, Swope Limestone (base SW), Elm Branch Shale, Hertha Limestone.

Douglas Group (Late Pennsylvanian- Virgilian) at surface, covers 13 % of this area

Lawrence FM (base LA)- mostly gray shale and sandstone with minor red shale, coal, gray limestone and conglomerate, thickness ranges from 140ft to 250 ft. Stranger FM- five members containing sandstone, shale, and minor limestone, coal and conglomerate ranging from 100 ft. to 180 ft. thickness.

Drift (Pleistocene) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

sand, silt, clay, and some gravel

Alluvium (Holocene to Pleistocene) at surface, covers 2 % of this area

unconsolidated sand, silt, clay, and gravel

Loess (Holocene to Pleistocene) at surface, covers 1 % of this area

eolian silts

Kansas City Group (Late Pennsylvanian-Upper Series-Missourian Stage) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Cyclic deposits, limestone and shale with minor sandstone and coal.