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Russell County Geology

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Purpose and scope of the investigation

Location and nature of the study area

Previous geologic investigations

Methods of investigation

Stratigraphy of outcrops

Cretaceous System--Lower Cretaceous Series

Dakota Formation

Cretaceous System--Upper Cretaceous Series

Graneros Shale

Greenhorn Limestone

Carlile Shale

Fairport Chalk Member

Blue Hill Shale Member

Codell Sandstone Member

Niobrara Chalk

Fort Hays Limestone Member

Smoky Hill Chalk Member

Tertiary System--Miocene Series

Ogallala Formation

Three members

Quaternary System--Pleistocene Series

Pre-Illinoian deposits

Illinoian deposits

Crete Formation

Loveland Loess

Sangamon Soil

Wisconsinan deposits

Gilman Canyon Formation

Peoria Loess

Quaternary System--Holocene Series

Brady Soil

Bignell Loess

Fluvial deposits

Recent geologic history


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Kansas Geological Survey, Geology
Placed on web April 8, 2013; originally published 1996.
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