Reel Limestone Member
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.
M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon
The Reel Limestone Member of the Bond Formation (Worthen, 1875, p. 55).
Named for Reel's Corner, Wabash County, (NE? 8, 1S-12W).
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.
Extent and thickness
The Reel Limestone occurs in eastern and southeastern Illinois, and is 1-3 feet thick.
The Reel Limestone is dark gray.
Well log characteristics
The Reel Limestone contains many small gastropods, pelecypods, brachiopods, and incrusting Foraminifera.
Age and correlation
Environments of deposition
WORTHEN, A. H., 1875, Geology and paleontology: Geological Survey of Illinois, v. 6, 532 p.
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