Geologic units in Howard county, Missouri

Cherokee Group - Cabaniss Subgroup, Krebs Subgroup (Middle Pennsylvanian-Middle Series-Desmonian Stage) at surface, covers 44 % 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 36 % of this area

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

Holocene series (Quaternary-Holocene Series) at surface, covers 11 % of this area

Alluvium - clay, silt, sand, and gravel.

Osagean Series (Early Mississippian-Osagean Series) at surface, covers 9 % of this area

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

Kinderhookian Series (Early Mississippian-Kinderhookian Series) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

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