Two articles have recently appeared, one by Frank Greene 2 calling attention to the possible occurrence of Chester red beds in the Mid-Continent region, and the other by Russell Tarr 3 in refutation to this possibility. In support of the latter view, the writer would like to give additional evidence.

Cuttings from a well in southeastern Sumner County, Kansas, have been examined, and they show the following stratigraphic section: 10 feet of red shale, 15 feet of sand which is correlated with the Bartlesville, and about 25 feet of dark shale which rests unconformably upon the Boone chert.

Despite the...

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