Lithostratigraphy: Ottawa Limestone Megagroup >>Platteville Group >>Plattin Subgroup >>Nachusa Formation >>Everett Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Ordovician System >>Champlainian Series >>Blackriveran Stage
Allostratigraphy: Tippecanoe Sequence
H. B. Willman and T. C. Buschbach
The Everett Member of the Nachusa Formation (Templeton and Willman, 1963, p. 90) is named for Everett Street in Dixon, Lee County, near the type section.
The type section of the Everett Member is located in the type section of the Nachusa (a quarry on the east edge of Dixon (SE SE SW 33, 22N-9E)) where it is 7.5 feet thick.
The Everett is equivalent to the Watertown Member of the Chaumont Formation in New York.
Extent and Thickness
The Everett Member averages about 7 feet thick in the northern outcrop area, and is commonly about 20 feet thick in the southern area.
The Everett has the typical Nachusa lithology, differing from the Eldena Member in being more massive, very abundantly fucoidal, and generally purer. At the top of the member there is a distinctive bed of fine-grained, dense dolomite or limestone 3-8 inches thick that has a smooth, white-weathering surface and overlies a band of very large chert nodules. A thin bed of bentonite occurs 8-9 feet below the top in the southern outcrop area.
TEMPLETON, J. S., and H. B. WILLMAN, 1963, Champlainian Series (Middle Ordovician) in Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 89, 260 p.
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