Historical:Marywood Member

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Handbook of Illinois Stratigraphy
Series Bulletin 95
Author H. B. Willman, Elwood Atherton, T. C. Buschbach, Charles Collinson, John C. Frye, M. E. Hopkins, Jerry A. Lineback, Jack A. Simon
Date 1975
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Lithostratigraphy: Knox Dolomite Megagroup >>Ironton Sandstone >>Marywood Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Cambrian System >>Croixan Series >>Franconian Stage
Allostratigraphy: Sauk Sequence


T. C. Buschbach

Name Origin

The Marywood Member of the Ironton Sandstone (Buschbach, 1964, p. 37), which overlies the Fox Valley Member, is named for Marywood, Kane County.

Type Section

The type section of the Marywood Member is located 4 miles north of Marywood, Kane County, at a depth of 1120-1168 feet in the same well as the Buelter type section.

Extent and Thickness

The Marywood Member appears to be as widespread as the other members, but in some areas it is not readily separated from the units above and below. It is 10-50 feet thick.


The Marywood Member consists of sandstone that is finer grained and less dolomitic than the units above and below.


BUSCHBACH, T. C., 1964, Cambrian and Ordovician strata of northeastern Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Report of Investigations 218, 90 p.

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