Lithostratigraphy: Ottawa Limestone Megagroup >>Galena Group >>Decorah Subgroup >>Guttenberg Formation >>Garnavillo Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Ordovician System >>Champlainian Series >>Trentonian Stage
Allostratigraphy: Tippecanoe Sequence
Willman, H. B., Elwood Atherton, T. C. Buschbach, Charles Collinson, John C. Frye, M. E. Hopkins, Jerry A. Lineback, and Jack A. Simon, 1975, Handbook of Illinois Stratigraphy: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 95, 261 p.
H. B. Willman and T. C. Buschbach
The Garnavillo Member of the Guttenberg Formation (Templeton and Willman, 1963, p. 113).
Named for Garnavillo, Clayton County, Iowa, 7.5 miles northwest of the type section.
The type section of the Garnavillo Member is located in the roadcut of U.S. Highway 52 on the northwest side of Guttenberg (SW SW 5, 92N-2W), where the member is 1.7 feet thick.
The Garnavillo Member is the lower member of the Guttenberg Formation.
Extent and thickness
The Garnavillo is present throughout most of the area where Guttenberg strata occur, but it does not extend as far east as the overlying Glenhaven Member. It is 2-3 feet thick in southwestern Illinois.
The Garnavillo Member consists of gray to gray-tan, white-weathering, argillaceous limestone in medium beds with thin gray-brown shale partings. Phosphatic nodules are widely present in the lower foot in the northwestern outcrop area, where the Kings Lake Formation is missing.
Well log characteristics
Age and correlation
Environments of deposition
TEMPLETON, J. S., and H. B. WILLMAN, 1963, Champlainian Series (Middle Ordovician) in Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 89, 260 p.
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