USGS - science for a changing world

Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data

Cherokee Group

Includes: Cabaniss FM (base CA) with Verdigris Limestone Member (base V) and Mineral coal bed (base MC), Krebs FM with Bluejacket Sandstone Member (base BJ) and Warner Sandstone Member (base WR).
StateKansas
NameCherokee Group
Geologic agePhanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Pennsylvanian-Early [Desmoinesian]
Original map label&c
Commentsgray to brown sandstone and sandy shale with minor limestone and about 10 commercially important coal beds. Total approximate thickness ranging from 350 ft. to 500 ft. in outcrop.
Primary rock typesandstone
Secondary rock typeshale
Other rock typeslimestone; coal
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Coal (Bed)
Map references
Ross, J. A., 1991, Geologic Map of Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey, Univ. of Kansas Map M-23 Scale 1:500K.
Unit references
Ross, J. A., 1991, Geologic Map of Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey, Univ. of Kansas Map M-23 Scale 1:500K.
Zeller, D.E., ed., 1968, The Stratigraphic Succession in Kansas, State Geological Survey of Kansas Bull. 189.
CountiesBourbon - Cherokee - Labette

Show this information as [XML] - [JSON]

AccessibilityFOIAPrivacyPolicies and Notices

USA.gov logoU.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/sgmc-unit.php?unit=KSPAc;0
Page Contact Information: Peter Schweitzer