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Measured By Wally Howe, 7-26-1950; Limestone, dark gray, very hard, impure, weathers to soft buff clay. Very few fossils, but some brachiopods are present. Upper part becomes dark calcareous shale, and forms quarry floor. Collection of fossils made,Shale, dark gray to black, thinly laminated throughout and very distinctly jointed, so that shel is in rectilinear blocks. Phosphatic concretions, both flat and rounded are locally abundant and probably characteristic of the lower 10 feet of this interval. Septarian black limestone concretions occur in single bands 10 feet above base and 23.5 feet above base. Septarian fillings are calcite. Upper concretion zone marks upper limit of black shale,Shale, gray to tan, thinly bedded, extremely [...]

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The database contains a set of measured sections (precise measurements and descriptions of a cross section of an outcrop or roadcut) for selected counties in Kansas. The data is based on archived materials from the Kansas Geological Survey, with sections created from 1900's to 1950's. The graphic columns have been scanned or scanned and traced from the original copies, and the descriptions have been typed in. Current stratigraphic nomenclature may be different than that presented on these pages, and some of these outcrops may no longer exist or may not be accessible.



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