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Cross section of Chester of Illinois Basin

P. L. Dana and Ellis Hurlbut Scobey
Cross section of Chester of Illinois Basin
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (May 1941) 25 (5): 871-882

Abstract

The correlations of the formations of the Chester from Randolph County, Illinois, to Hancock County, Kentucky, are illustrated with a series of sample logs. Basal Pennsylvanian sands and shales rest unconformably on various Chester formations from the Menard to the Kinkaid. The Menard, Glen Dean, Hardinsburg, Golconda, and Cypress formations are shown to be continuous across the basin. An eastward thickening into the basin of the strata lying above the distinctive basal Paint Creek limestone and beneath the Golconda formation and a compensating eastward thinning of the strata between the basal Paint Creek limestone and the Ste. Genevieve are noted. The sandstones, shales, and thin limestones between the Paint Creek and the Ste. Genevieve are traced eastward into the deep part of the basin where they appear to grade laterally eastward into heavy limestones which some workers have considered to be of Ste. Genevieve age.


ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 25
Serial Issue: 5
Title: Cross section of Chester of Illinois Basin
Pages: 871-882
Published: 194105
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1949-003876
Categories: Stratigraphy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. index map
N37°00'00" - N42°30'00", W91°30'00" - W87°30'00"
N37°45'00" - N41°45'00", W88°10'00" - W84°45'00"
N36°30'00" - N39°10'00", W89°40'00" - W82°00'00"
Source Note: abs., Oil and Gas Jour., p. 49, Apr. 11, 1940.
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1949
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