Lovell Member

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Lithostratigraphy: Potsdam Sandstone Megagroup >>Mt. Simon Sandstone >>Lovell Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Cambrian System >>Croixan Series >>Dresbachian Stage
Allostratigraphy: Sauk Sequence

Primary source

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.

Contributing author(s)

T. C. Buschbach


Original description

The Lovell Member of the Mt. Simon Sandstone (Templeton, 1950, p. 155).


Named for Lovell School, De Kalb County.

Other names


Type section

Type location

The type section of the Lovell Member is located three-fourths of a mile north of the school for which it is named in De Kalb County. It is the interval from 2850-2975 feet deep (sample set 1301) in the same boring as the Crane Member.

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Reference section

Reference location

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Reference status

Stratigraphic relationships

The Lovell Member overlies the Kenyon Member of the Mt. Simon Sandstone.

Extent and thickness

The Lovell Member is 65-190 feet thick.


It is largely fine- to medium-grained sandstone, although it ranges from very fine to very coarse. It is finer grained than the adjacent members.




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TEMPLETON, J. S., 1950, Mt. Simon Sandstone in northern Illinois: Illinois Academy of Science Transactions, v. 43, p. 151-159.

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