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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 Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Pennsylvanian-Early [Desmoinesian]
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.
Primary rock type sandstone
Secondary rock type shale
Other rock types limestone; 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.
Counties Bourbon - Cherokee - Labette