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Table 1

Table 1--Chemical analyses of limestone from Elk County. (Analyzed by R.T. Runnels, State Geological Survey

Name and thickness of member Location Lab no. Calc. CaCO3 Calc. MgCO3 Calc. CaCO3 Equiv. Chemical analysis, percent
CaO MgO L.O.I.* CO2** SiO2 Al2 O3*** Fe2 O3**** K2O Na2 O SO3 S P2 O5 Total
Red Eagle 19 ft. W 1/2 3-31-8E 5622 94.38 0.3 94.66 52.88 0.54 0.68 41.65 2.39 0.19 1.15 0.15 0.06 nil   Trace 99.69
Foraker 30 ft. NE SE 15-31-8E 5610 85.86 nil 85.41 48.11 0.44 0.65 37.58 11.94 0.56 0.75 0.05 0.06 Trace Trace 0.08 100.22
Foraker 35 ft. Center SE 36-28-8E 569 83.35 0.31 83.66 46.86 0.56 0.78 36.81 13.23 0.91 0.62 0.07 0.06 0.06 nil 0.1 99.97
Wakarusa 5 ft. NE 6-31-10E 5376 79.42 2.38 82.18 44.58 1.37 36.16   11.58 2.65 3.08 0.23 0.06 nil nil 0.06 99.77
Burlingame 5 ft. NE 6-31-10E 5378 88.18 2.18 89.95 49.53 1.04 39.58   6.24 1.22 2.07 0.07 0.04 nil nil 0.09 99.78
Bachelor Creek 4 ft. SE 11-30-10E 5379 43.21 1.76 45.27 24.34 0.84 20.25   41.52 8.03 2.93 0.98 0.98 nil nil 0.1 100.06
Coal Creek 6 ft. NE 23-30-10E 5380 86.17 3.01 89.68 48.28 1.79 39.46   6.18 1.67 2.48 0.08 0.04 nil nil Trace 99.98
Topeka 4.1 ft. NW SW 12-30-10E 5381 31.36 2.13 33.86 17.62 1.02 15.3   61.21 2.28 2.07 0.29 0.11 nil 0.08 0.04 99.94
Topeka 10 ft. C S Line NE 12-30-10E 5611 78.28 2.82 81.57 43.97 2.07 0.98 35.89 11.71 2.83 1.37 0.36 0.14 0.02 0.4 0.07 99.32
Ervine Creek 20 ft. SE SW NE 12-30-10E 5612 92.97 2.3 95.66 52.21 1.63 0.69 42.08 2.12 0.52 0.92 0.02 0.06 0.12 0.07 0.03 100.4
Ervine Creek 12 ft. SW 9-30-11E 5383 96.95 0.75 97.02 54.33 0.36 42.69   1.37 0.39 0.55 0.03 0.02 nil Trace 0.01 99.75
Biel 9.5 ft. C 21-30-11E 5382 64.86 4.14 71.02 36.38 1.98 31.25   22.38 4.26 2.77 0.36 0.13 nil nil 0.03 99.54
Plattsmouth 12 ft. NE 3-30-12E 5377 94.32 1.15 95.66 52.89 0.55 42.09   2.63 0.74 0.67 0.03 0.03 nil nil 0.03 99.66
Plattsmouth 9 ft. SE NE SE 21-29-13E 52361 96.06 0.82 96.98 53.83 0.94 42.67   1.62 0.51 0.62     nil Trace 0.01 100.2
Haskell 1.3 ft. SE NE 21-31-13E 5374 94.02 2.57 95.64 52.75 1.23 42.08   1.7 0.71 1.44 0.03 0.04 nil nil 0.06 100.04

* L.O.I. Net loss on ignition at 1000 deg. C.
** CO2 Carbon dioxide--where determined, the remaining loss of H2O, etc., is reported as L.O.I. (600 deg. C.)
*** Al2 O3 Includes manganese oxide, titania, vanadium oxide, and zirconium oxide, if present
**** Fe2 O3 Total iron expressed as Fe2 O3


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Kansas Geological Survey, Geology
Web version July 2002. Original publication date July 1958.
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