Beaver Bend 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.
Elwood Atherton, Charles Collinson, and Jerry A. Lineback
The Beaver Bend Limestone Member of the Ridenhower Formation (Malott, 1919, p. 9-10).
Named for a prominent bend in Beaver Creek, Lawrence County, Indiana.
The type section of the Beaver Bend Limestone Member is a railroad cut half a mile east of Huron.
The Beaver Bend Limestone Member is the lowermost member of the Ridenhower Formation.
Extent and thickness
The Beaver Bend is classified as a formation in Indiana. It consists of limestone and shale, and in southeastern Illinois it can be differentiated from the Reelsville Member only locally, where the intervening Sample Sandstone is present.
Well log characteristics
Age and correlation
Environments of deposition
MALOTT, C. A., 1919, "American Bottoms" region of eastern Greene County, Indiana-a type unit in southern Indiana physiography: Indiana University Studies, v. 6, 61 p.
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