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Boone Formation

Boone Formation
State Arkansas
Name Boone Formation
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Mississippian-Early [Meramecian Osagean]
Comments Mainly finely crystalline limestone with some cherty limestone and interbedded chert and minor shale. Approximately 400 ft. maximum thickness.
Primary rock type limestone
Secondary rock type chert
Other rock types shale
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Chemical > Chert (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Map references
Haley, B. R., Glick, E. E., Bush, W. V.; Clardy, B. F.; Stone, C. G.; Woodward, M. B., Zachry, D.L., 1993, Geologic Map of Arkansas: U.S.Geological Survey Special Geologic Map. Scale 1:500K
Unit references
Ferguson, J.G., 1920. Outlines of the geology, soils, and minerals of the State of Arkansas: Arkansas State Bureau of Mines, Manufactures and Agriculture,192 pp.
Counties Baxter - Benton - Boone - Carroll - Independence - Izard - Lawrence - Madison - Marion - Newton - Searcy - Sharp - Stone - Washington