Bunje Limestone Member

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Lithostratigraphy: McLeansboro Group >>Bond Formation >>Bunje Limestone Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Pennsylvanian Subsystem >>Missourian Series
Allostratigraphy: Absaroka 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)

M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon


Original description

The Bunje Limestone Member of the Bond Formation (Simon, in Kosanke et al., 1960, p. 39).


Named for Bunje Station, Bond County.

Other names


Type section

Type location

The type section is about 1 mile south of Bunje Station, along Dry Fork (SE SW 7, 6N-4W).

Type author(s)

Type status

Reference section

Reference location

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Stratigraphic relationships

It is underlain by an unnamed sandstone unit and is commonly about 40 feet above the Sorento Limestone. The Bunje is separated from the Flat Creek Coal above by a few feet of shale and underclay.

Extent and thickness

The Bunje is known only in the type locality, where it is generally less than 2 feet thick.





Well log characteristics


It is very fossiliferous, having a fauna dominated by large pelecypods, and the upper few inches is characterized by cone-in-cone structure.

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Economic importance



KOSANKE, R. M., J. A. SIMON, H. R. WANLESS, and H. B. WILLMAN, 1960, Classification of the Pennsylvanian strata of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Report of Investigations 214, 84 p.

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