Wabaunsee Group

Includes: Wood Siding FM, Root Shale, Stotler Limestone (base ST), Pillsbury Shale, Zeandale Limestone (base Z), Willard Shale, Emporia Limestone (base E), Auburn Shale, Bern Limestone (base BR), Scranton Shale, Howard Limestone (base H), and Severy Shale.
State Kansas
Name Wabaunsee Group
Geologic age Late Pennsylvanian- Virgilian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Comments Mostly blueish gray to yellowish brown shale but sandstone is locally abundant and thin limestone beds are persistent . Total approximate thickness 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 Atchison - Brown - Chautauqua - Coffey - Cowley - Doniphan - Elk - Greenwood - Jackson - Jefferson - Lyon - Marshall - Nemaha - Osage - Pottawatomie - Riley - Shawnee - Wabaunsee - Woodson