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.
T. C. Buschbach
The Mooseheart Member of the Ironton Sandstone (Buschbach, 1964, p. 37).
Named for a Kane County lake, Mooseheart Lake.
The type section is located 2 miles northeast of Mooseheart Lake in Kane County and is at a depth of 1092-1120 feet in the same well as the Buelter type section.
The Mooseheart Member is the uppermost member of the Ironton Sandstone.
Extent and thickness
The Mooseheart Member is 20-60 feet thick.
The Mooseheart Member consists of poorly sorted, medium- to coarse-grained dolomitic sandstone. Coarse grains of glauconite occur in the upper beds.
Well log characteristics
Age and correlation
Environments of deposition
BUSCHBACH, T. C., 1964, Cambrian and Ordovician strata of northeastern Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Report of Investigations 218, 90 p.
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