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Lower Chesterian (Glen Dean - Renault) Series

Lower Chersterian (Glen Dean - Renault) Series
StateIllinois
NameLower Chesterian (Glen Dean - Renault) Series
Geologic ageMississippian
Original map label4265
CommentsThe lower Chesterian Series includes these eleven formations: Glen Dean Limestone, Hardinsburg Sandstone, Haney Limestone, Fraileys Shale, Beech Creek Limestone, Cypress Sandstone, Ridenhower Formation, Bethel Sandstone, Downeys Bluff Limestone, Yankeetown Sandstone, Renault Limestone. Collectively, based on the stratigraphic column on the 1967 paper map, the lower Chesterian is about 40% limestone, 35% shale, 25% sandstone, and incidental chert and coal and locally oolitic beds.
Primary rock typelimestone
Secondary rock typeshale
Other rock typessandstone; coal; chert
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate > LimestoneThe lower Chesterian Series includes these eleven formations: Glen Dean Limestone, Hardinsburg Sandstone, Haney Limestone, Fraileys Shale, Beech Creek Limestone, Cypress Sandstone, Ridenhower Formation, Bethel Sandstone, Downeys Bluff Limestone, Yankeetown Sandstone, Renault Limestone. Collectively, based on the stratigraphic column on the 1967 paper map, the lower Chesterian is about 40% limestone, 35% shale, 25% sandstone, and incidental chert and coal and locally oolitic beds.
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > ShaleThe lower Chesterian Series includes these eleven formations: Glen Dean Limestone, Hardinsburg Sandstone, Haney Limestone, Fraileys Shale, Beech Creek Limestone, Cypress Sandstone, Ridenhower Formation, Bethel Sandstone, Downeys Bluff Limestone, Yankeetown Sandstone, Renault Limestone. Collectively, based on the stratigraphic column on the 1967 paper map, the lower Chesterian is about 40% limestone, 35% shale, 25% sandstone, and incidental chert and coal and locally oolitic beds.
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > SandstoneThe lower Chesterian Series includes these eleven formations: Glen Dean Limestone, Hardinsburg Sandstone, Haney Limestone, Fraileys Shale, Beech Creek Limestone, Cypress Sandstone, Ridenhower Formation, Bethel Sandstone, Downeys Bluff Limestone, Yankeetown Sandstone, Renault Limestone. Collectively, based on the stratigraphic column on the 1967 paper map, the lower Chesterian is about 40% limestone, 35% shale, 25% sandstone, and incidental chert and coal and locally oolitic beds.
Incidental
Sedimentary > Chemical > ChertThe lower Chesterian Series includes these eleven formations: Glen Dean Limestone, Hardinsburg Sandstone, Haney Limestone, Fraileys Shale, Beech Creek Limestone, Cypress Sandstone, Ridenhower Formation, Bethel Sandstone, Downeys Bluff Limestone, Yankeetown Sandstone, Renault Limestone. Collectively, based on the stratigraphic column on the 1967 paper map, the lower Chesterian is about 40% limestone, 35% shale, 25% sandstone, and incidental chert and coal and locally oolitic beds.
Sedimentary > CoalThe lower Chesterian Series includes these eleven formations: Glen Dean Limestone, Hardinsburg Sandstone, Haney Limestone, Fraileys Shale, Beech Creek Limestone, Cypress Sandstone, Ridenhower Formation, Bethel Sandstone, Downeys Bluff Limestone, Yankeetown Sandstone, Renault Limestone. Collectively, based on the stratigraphic column on the 1967 paper map, the lower Chesterian is about 40% limestone, 35% shale, 25% sandstone, and incidental chert and coal and locally oolitic beds.
Map references
Willman, H.B., and others, (compilers), 1967, Geologic Map of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey, scale= 1:500,000, paper.
Unit references
Willman, H.B., and others, (compilers), 1967, Geologic Map of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey, scale= 1:500,000, paper.
CountiesHardin - Jackson - Johnson - Madison - Massac - Monroe - Pope - Randolph - Saint Clair - Saline - Union

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