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Pierre shale

Pierre shale: dark-gray clay shale with calcareous and ferruginous concretions and sandy members.
StateMontana
NamePierre shale
Geologic agePhanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Late
Original map labelKp
Primary rock typeshale
Secondary rock typesandstone
Other rock typesbentonite
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Claystone > Bentonite (Bed)
Map references
Ross, P.R., Andrews, D.A., and Witkind, I.J., 1955, Geologic map of Montana: U.S. Geological Survey, 2 sheets, scale 1:500,000.
Unit references
Berg, R.B., Lopez, D.A., 2000, Geologic map of the Livingston 30' x 60' quadrangle, south-central Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open File Report 406, scale 1:100,000.
Obradovich, J.D. and Cobban, W.A., 1975, A time-scale for the Late Cretaceous of the Western Interior of North America, in Caldwell, W.G., ed., The Cretaceous System in the Western Interior of North America: Geological Association of Canada S
Robinson, C.S., Mapel, W.J. and Cobban, W.A., 1959, Pierre shale along western and northern flanks of Black Hills, Wyoming and Montana: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 43, no. 1, p. 101-123.
Calvert, W.R., 1912, Geology of certain lignite fields in eastern Montana, in Contributions to economic geology, 1910--Part 2, Mineral fuels: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 471-D, p. 187-201.
Knechtel, M.M. and Patterson, S.H., 1955, Bentonite deposits of the northern Black Hills district, Montana, Wyoming, and South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-36, 2 sheets, scale 1:48,000. [Also, U.S. Geologi
Robinson, C.S., Mapel, W.J. and Bergendahl, M.H., 1964, Stratigraphy and structure of the northern and western flanks of the Black Hills uplift, Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 404, 134 p.
Tourtelot, H.A., Schultz, L.G. and Gill, J.R., 1960, Stratigraphic variations in mineralogy and chemical composition of the Pierre shale in South Dakota and adjacent parts of North Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Profession
Tourtelot, H.A., 1962, Preliminary investigation of the geologic setting and chemical composition of the Pierre shale, Great Plains region: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 390, 74 p.
Vuke, S.M., Wilde, E.M., Bergantino, R.N., Colton, R.B., 2001, Geologic map of the Alzada 30' x 60' quadrangle, eastern Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open File Report 433, scale 1:100,000.
Vuke, S.M., Wilde, E.M., Bergantino, R.N., Colton, R.B., 2001, Geologic map of the Ekalaka 30' x 60' quadrangle, eastern Montana and adjacent North and South Dakota: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open File Report 430, scale 1:100,000.
Vuke, S.M., Wilde, E.M., Colton, R.B., Stickney. M.A., 2001, Geologic map of the Baker 30' x 60' quadrangle, eastern Montana and adjacent North Dakota: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open File Report 427, scale 1:100,000.
CountiesCarter - Dawson - Fallon - Powder River - Prairie - Wibaux

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