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Salina Basin Stratigraphy and Development

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Structural development





Pre-Cambrian rocks

Rocks of Late Cambrian and Early Ordovician age

Rocks of Late Cambrian age

Lamotte sandstone

Bonneterre dolomite

Eminence dolomite

Rocks of Early Ordovician age

Van Buren-Gasconade sequence

Roubidoux dolomite

Jefferson City and Cotter dolomites

St. Peter sandstone

Rocks of Middle and Late Ordovician age

Platteville formation

Kimmswick limestone

First zone

Second zone

Third zone

Fourth zone

Maquoketa shale

Rocks of Silurian age

First zone

Second zone

Third zone

Fourth zone

Fifth zone

Rocks of Devonian age

Lower zone

Upper zone

Rocks of Devonian or Mississippian age

Chattanooga shale

Boice shale

Rocks of Mississippian age

Kinderhookian Series

Sedalia dolomite

Gilmore City limestone

Osagian Series

St. Joe limestone

Reeds Spring limestone

Burlington and Keokuk limestones

Lower zone

Upper zone

Meramecian Series

"Warsaw" limestone

Spergen limestone

Rocks of Pennsylvanian age

Desmoinesian Series

Cherokee shale

Marmaton group

Missourian Series

Pleasanton group

Kansas City and Lansing groups

Kansas City group

Bronson subgroup

Linn and Zarah subgroups

Lansing group

Pedee group

Virgilian Series

Douglas group

Shawnee group

Wabaunsee group

Rocks of Permian age

Wolfcampian Series

Admire group

Council Grove group

Chase group

Leonardian Series

Sumner group

Wellington formation

Ninnescah shale

Stone Corral dolomite

Nippewalla group

Rocks of Cretaceous age

Comanchean Series

Gulfian Series

Colorado group

Rocks of Tertiary and Quaternary age

Structural development of the Salina basin

Pre-St. Peter folding

Development of the North Kansas basin

Deformation of rocks of Simpson age

Deformation of the Kimmswick-Maquoketa sequence

Deformation of the Maquoketa-Silurian sequence

Overall deformation between base of St. Peter and base of Devonian

Deformation of the Devonian rocks

Deformation of the Chattanooga and Boice shales

Overall deformation between the base of the St. Peter and the base of the Mississippian limestones

Development of the Nemaha anticline and the Salina basin

Deformation during Mississippian time

Deformation at the end of Mississippian time

Deformation during Pennsylvanian and Permian time

Deformation between the top of the Pennsylvanian basal conglomerate and the Hertha limestone

Deformation between the Hertha limestone and the Topeka limestone

Deformation between the Topeka limestone and the Barneston limestone

Deformation between the Barneston limestone and the Stone Corral dolomite

Relation of Pennsylvanian and early Permian deformation in Kansas to the Ouachita basin

Post-Permian deformation

Relation of the structural development of the region to the accumulation of oil and gas



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Kansas Geological Survey, Geology
Placed on web Dec. 28, 2007; originally published Nov. 1948.
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