Shawnee Group

Limestone, shale and siltstone. Limestone is dark gray to very light gray, yellowish gray, very thin bedded to massive bedded, and fossiliferous; locally the thin bedds are argillaceous other beds are oolitic and a few contain chert. Shale is medium gray, greenish gray, pale red, dark redish brown, black, sandy fossiliferous and calcareous; black shale in part is fissile. Siltstone is light gray to greenish yellow, massive, calcareous; locally sandy. Approx. max thickness 200 ft
State Nebraska
Name Shawnee Group
Geologic age Late Pennsylvanian - Virgilian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Comments Includes in decending order: Topeka Limestone, Calhoun Shale, Deer Creek Limestone, Tecumseh Shale, Lecompton Limestone, Kanwaka Shale, and Oread Limestone.
NGMDB product
Counties Cass - Douglas - Johnson - Lancaster - Otoe - Pawnee - Richardson - Saunders