Kansas City Group

Limestone and shale. Limestone is dark gray to light gray, brownish gray, very thin bedded to massive, argillaceous, fossiliferous; contains very thin layers of chert, pyrite crystals, and small flakes of mica near base. Shale is dark gray to light gray, greenish gray, red, and black; locally slighty sandy, calcareous, carbonaeous, fissile, and fossiliferous. Approx. max thickness 200 ft
State Nebraska
Name Kansas City Group
Geologic age Late Pennsylvanian - Missouria
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Comments Includes in decending order: Bonner Springs Formation, Wyandotte Limestone, Lane Shale, Lola Limestone, Chanute Shale, Drum Limestone, Quivira Formation, Sarpy Formation, Fontana Formation, Dennis Limestone, Galesburg Shale, Swope Limestone, Ladore Shale, and Hertha Limestone.
NGMDB product
Counties Cass - Douglas - Sarpy - Saunders - Washington