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).
State Kansas
Name Cherokee Group
Geologic age Early Pennsylvanian- Desmoinesian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Coal (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Comments gray 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.

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 Bourbon - Cherokee - Crawford - Labette