Historical:Shumway Limestone Member
M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon
The Shumway Limestone Member of the Mattoon Formation (Weller, in Dunbar and Henbest, 1942, p. 28; Wanless, 1956, p. 12) is named for Shumway, Effingham County.
The type locality consists of exposures along Shoal Creek about 2 miles east of Shumway (SE SE SW 26, 9N-5E) (Kosanke et al., 1960, p. 81).
Extent and Thickness
At the type locality it is 2 feet thick.
The Shumway is the upper, most persistent of two marine limestones. The Shumway and the thin coal a few feet under it are exposed in Effingham County. It is directly underlain by a black fissile shale and overlain by gray shale.
At the type locality it contains an abundant open-marine fauna dominated by brachiopods and containing a few solitary corals.
DUNBAR, C. O., and L. G. HENBEST, 1942, Pennsylvanian Fusulinidae of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 67, 218 p.
KOSANKE, R. M., J. A. SIMON, H. R. WANLESS, and H. B. WILLMAN, 1960, Classification of the Pennsylvanian strata of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Report of Investigations 214, 84 p.
WANLESS, H. R., 1956, Classification of the Pennsylvanian rocks of Illinois as of 1956: Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 217, 14 p.
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