Lodgepole Formation

Woodhurst Member (upper part of formation): light gray, well-bedded limestone, typically with much dark chert, interbedded with thinner calcareous mudstone beds. Paine Member (middle part of formation):dark gray, thin-bedded, silty or fossiliferous limestone. Cottonwood Canyon Member (lower part of formation): black shale with basal conglomeratic lag deposit. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 305 m (1000 ft).
State Montana
Name Lodgepole Formation
Geologic age Mississippian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale > Black-shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone (Bed, Calcareous)
Sedimentary > Chemical > Chert (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)basal conglomeratic lag deposit

Vuke, S.M., Porter, K.W., Lonn, J.D., and Lopez, D.A., 2007, Geologic Map of Montana - Compact Disc: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology: Geologic Map 62-C, 73 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:500,000. This map was digitized in 2012 as a result of a contract between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology.

NGMDB product
Counties Beaverhead - Blaine - Broadwater - Cascade - Fergus - Gallatin - Golden Valley - Jefferson - Judith Basin - Lewis and Clark - Madison - Meagher - Phillips - Wheatland