Historical:Stillman 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: Ottawa Limestone Megagroup >>Platteville Group >>Plattin Subgroup >>Grand Detour Formation >>Stillman Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Ordovician System >>Champlainian Series >>Blackriveran Stage
Allostratigraphy: Tippecanoe Sequence


H. B. Willman and T. C. Buschbach

Name Origin

The Stillman Member of the Grand Detour Formation (Templeton and Willman, 1963, p. 85) is named for Stillman's Run, a stream 1.5 miles east of the type section.

Type Section

The type section of the Stillman Member is located in a quarry just north of Byron, Ogle County (NE NE SE 30, 25N-11E), where it is 5.3 feet thick.

Extent and Thickness

The Stillman Member is 5-8 feet thick in the northern outcrop area, but in the southern outcrop area it thickens from 5 feet in Calhoun County to 64 feet at Cape Girardeau, Missouri.


The Stillman Member consists of dolomite-mottled, lithographic limestone, or, in places, vuggy, fine- to medium-grained dolomite. It is generally pure, cherty, fucoidal, and thick bedded or massive. In the southern area it is divisible into an upper fucoidal unit, a middle argillaceous to shaly, partly cherty unit, and a basal calcarenitic fucoidal unit.


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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