Carlile Shale

Chalky shale with bentonite and thick chalk beds, dark gray fissile shale containing septarian concretions, and fine-grained sandstone.
State Kansas
Name Carlile Shale
Geologic age Late Cretaceous
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone > Chalk (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Incidental
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Claystone > Bentonite (Bed)
Comments approximate thickness 300 ft. in outcrop.
References

Ross, Jorgina A., 1991, Geologic Map of Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey, Univ. of Kansas, Map M-23, scale 1:500,000.

Zeller, D.E., ed., 1968, The Stratigraphic Succession in Kansas, State Geological Survey of Kansas Bull. 189.

NGMDB product
Counties Barton - Ellis - Ellsworth - Finney - Graham - Hamilton - Hodgeman - Jewell - Lincoln - Mitchell - Ness - Osborne - Ottawa - Pawnee - Phillips - Republic - Rooks - Rush - Russell - Smith - Trego