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The Red Eagle Formation in Kansas

by Howard G. O'Connor and John Mark Jewett

Originally published in 1952 as Kansas Geological Survey Bulletin 96, Part 8.

This is, in general, the original text as published in 1952. The information has not been updated.


Discovery that members of the Red Eagle formation (Lower Permian) have been defined and correlated inconsistently between southern Nebraska and northern Oklahoma indicates need for restudy of these strata. Determination of criteria for recognition of member boundaries usable throughout the area of outcrop is required. It is shown that the Red Eagle beds include faunal and lithologic zones that can be traced entirely across Kansas and adjacent parts of Nebraska and Oklahoma, and these serve to guide identification of stratigraphic units without modifying definitions of this formation and its members.

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Kansas Geological Survey, Geology
Placed on web July 14, 2006; originally published Dec. 31, 1952.
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