Geologic units in Benton county, Missouri

Smithville Dolomite, Powell Dolomite, Cotter Dolomite, Jefferson City Dolomite (Early Ordovician-Ibexian Series) at surface, covers 50 % of this area

Fine crystalline, silty, cherty dolomite, and oolitic chert with local sandstone beds.

Roubidoux Formation (Early Ordovician-Ibexian Series) at surface, covers 17 % of this area

Sandstone, chert and interbedded dolomite

Osagean Series (Early Mississippian-Osagean Series) at surface, covers 11 % of this area

Keokuk Limestone, Burlington Limestone, Elsey Formation, Reeds Spring Formation, Pierson Limestone, Fern Glen Formation.

Riverton Formation, Burgner Formation (Middle Pennsylvanian-Atokan Stage) at surface, covers 11 % of this area

Shale, clay, coal. Burgner Formation - limestone.

Kinderhookian Series (Early Mississippian-Kinderhookian Series) at surface, covers 7 % of this area

Northview Shale, Sedalia Formation, Compton Limestone, Bachelor Formation Chouteau Group, Hannibal Shale, Horton Creek Limestone.

Gasconade Dolomite (Early Ordovician-Ibexian Series) at surface, covers 4 % of this area

Coarse - crystalline cherty dolomite with a basal Gunter Sandstone Member.

Cherokee Group - Cabaniss Subgroup, Krebs Subgroup (Middle Pennsylvanian-Middle Series-Desmonian Stage) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Cabaniss Subgroup - cyclic deposits, shale, sandstone, clay and several workable coal beds. Krebs Subgroup - cyclic deposits, sandstone, siltstone, shale, clay and some workable coal beds.

Marmaton Group (Middle Pennsylvanian-Middle Series-Desmonian Stage) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Cyclic deposits, shale and limestone with sandstone, clay and several coal beds, some workable.

Channel Sandstones (Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Channel Sandstones