Nippewalla Group

Dog Creek FM- maroon silty shale, siltstone, fine-grained feldspathic sandstone. Blaine FM- (base B) gypsum beds seperated by dolomite and red shale. Flower Pot Shale -(base FL) red gypsiferous shale silty shale and minor sandstone and siltstone. Cedar Hills Sandstone- feldspathic sandstone, siltstone, and silty shale. Salt Plain FM- red flaky, silty shale and some siltstone with thick salt beds at base. Harper Sandstone with Kingman Sandstone member (base K)- red argillaceous siltstone and fine silty sandstone with a few beds of res shale and white sandstone. Stone Coral FM- dolomite, anhydrite, gypsum and salt.
State Kansas
Name Nippewalla Group
Geologic age Late Permian- Custerian to Cimarronian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Chemical > Evaporite > Gypsum (Bed)
Sedimentary > Chemical > Evaporite > Salt (Bed)
Comments generally the group is composed of unfossiliferous red siltstone, sandstone, shale, gypsum and some salt, total approximate thickness 930 ft. in outcrop. Badlands topography occurs where gypsum beds form escarpments.

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.

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Counties Barber - Clark - Comanche - Harper - Kingman - Kiowa - McPherson - Reno - Rice - Saline