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Kansas City Group

Includes: Lane Shale,Wyandotte Limestone (base WY), Liberty Memorial Shale, Iola Limestone (base I), Chanute Shale (base CH), Dewey Limestone, Nellie Bly FM, Cherryvale FM, Dennis Limestone (base DN), Galeburg Shale, Mound Valley Limestone, Ladore Shale, Swope Limestone (base SW), Elm Branch Shale, Hertha Limestone.
State Kansas
Name Kansas City Group
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Pennsylvanian-Middle [Missourian]
Comments gray and yellowish gray limestone and shale with some sandstone and minor coal. Certain unit form escarpments. Total approximate thickness 350 ft. in outcrop.
Primary rock type limestone
Secondary rock type shale
Other rock types sandstone; coal
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Incidental
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 Allen - Anderson - Franklin - Johnson - Labette - Leavenworth - Linn - Miami - Montgomery - Neosho - Wilson - Woodson - Wyandotte