Wabaunsee Group

Shale, sandstone, and interbedded limestone. Shale is light gray to dark gray, greenish gray, red, or black; contains very thin layers of siltstone; locally very fossiliferous, carbonaceous. Sandstone is brownish gray to yellowish gray, or gray, argillaceous , and micaceous. Limestone is dark gray to medium gray, yellowish gray, thin bedded to thick bedded; very fossiliferous. Contains coal beds less than 1 ft. thick. Approx. max thickness 300 ft
State Nebraska
Name Wabaunsee Group
Geologic age Late Pennsylvanian - Virgilian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Coal (Bed)
Comments Includes in decending order: Wood Siding Formation, Root Shale, Stotler Limestone, Pillsbury Shale, Zeandale Limestone, Willard Shale, Emporia Limestone, Auburn Shale, Wakarusa Limestone, Solider Creek Shale, Burlingame Limestone, Scronton Shale, Howard Limestone, and Severy Shale.
NGMDB product
Counties Cass - Johnson - Lancaster - Nemaha - Otoe - Pawnee - Richardson