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Shoestring Sands, Greenwood and Butler Counties, Kansas

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Location of the area

Surface features

Field and office work


Previous reports

The rock formations

Pre-Cambrian rocks

Cambrian and Ordovician systems

Mississippian system

Pennsylvanian system

Des Moines series

Cherokee shale

Age of the shoestring sands

Marmaton group

Missouri series

Bourbon formation

Bronson group

Kansas City group

Lansing group

Pedee group

Virgil series

Douglas group

Shawnee group

Wabaunsee group

Permian system

Big Blue series

Admire group

Council Grove group

Foraker limestone

Johnson shale

Red Eagle limestone

Roca shale

Grenola limestone

Burr limestone

Salem Point shale

Neva limestone

Eskridge shale

Beattie limestone

Cottonwood limestone

Florena shale

Morrill limestone

Stearns shale

Bader limestone and Easly Creek shale

Bigelow limestone and Speiser shale

Chase group

Relation between the structure of the surface rocks and the shoestring sand bodies

The Browning oil field

The Thrall oil field

The Fankhouser oil field

Structure of surface rocks in the Greenwood-Butler county region

History of the development of the shoestring oil fields and ultimate yields of some fields

Distribution of the known shoestring sand bodies

The Sallyards trend

The Teeter trend

The Quincy and Lamont trends

The Haverhill trend

Other shoestring sand lenses

The en echelon arrangement of the shoestring oil fields and sand bodies

Stratigraphic cross sections between the shoestring sand trends

Shapes of the individual sand lenses

The sand body of the Burkett oil field

The sand body of the Madison oil field

The sand body of the DeMalorie-Souder oil field

The sand body of the Browning oil field

The sand body of the Fankhouser oil field

Sand bodies of other oil fields

Physical character of the sand


Grain size

Shapes of sand grains

Different methods of forming sand bodies

Filled stream channels or offshore bars

Marine or nonmarine sediments

Composition, character, and size of the sand grains

Shapes in cross section

The distribution of the sand lenses


A land area in Lyon county and adjacent region

The Teeter-Quincy stage

Shift of the embayment

The Sallyards-Lamont stage

Explanation of certain features of the sand bodies

Source of the shoestring sand sediments

Preservation of the offshore bars

Origin and accumulation of oil in the shoestring sands

Possibility of discovering additional shoestring sand oil fields



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Kansas Geological Survey, Geology
Placed on web May 3, 2011; originally published Sept. 1936.
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