John C. Frye and H. B. Willman
The Belgium Member of the Banner Formation (Johnson, 1971, p. 10) is named for the town of Belgium, Vermilion County.
The type section is in the same exposure as the Hegeler Till Member, in the Harmattan Strip Mine No. 2 (SE SW SW 34, 20N-12W).
Extent and Thickness
The Belgium Member consists of two units; the lower is massive, tan to dark gray-brown, carbonaceous, calcareous, fossiliferous silt 0.5-2.5 feet thick (Leonard et al., 1971), and the upper is brown calcareous clay 0.5-1.5 feet thick. It is known in only the one locality in central eastern Illinois. It is known in only the one locality in central eastern Illinois.
The Belgium Member is bounded below by the Hegeler Till Member or bedrock and above by the Harmattan Till Member.
JOHNSON, W. H., 1971, Old glacial drift near Danville, Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 457, 16 p.
LEONARD, A. B., J. C. FRYE, and W. H. JOHNSON, 1971, Illinoian and Kansan molluscan faunas of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 461, 23 p.
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