Historical:Reel Limestone Member
M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon
The Reel Limestone Member of the Bond Formation (Worthen, 1875, p. 55) is named for Reel's Corner, Wabash County, (NE? 8, 1S-12W).
Extent and Thickness
The Reel Limestone occurs in eastern and southeastern Illinois, and is 1-3 feet thick.
The Reel Limestone is the first limestone above the Shoal Creek Limestone and lies 85-100 feet above it. It is generally underlain by a thin, black fissile shale that directly overlies the Flannigan Coal.
The Reel Limestone is dark gray.
The Reel Limestone contains many small gastropods, pelecypods, brachiopods, and incrusting Foraminifera.
WORTHEN, A. H., 1875, Geology and paleontology: Geological Survey of Illinois, v. 6, 532 p.
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