Historical:Glenburn Till Member

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Handbook of Illinois Stratigraphy
Series Bulletin 95
Author H. B. Willman, Elwood Atherton, T. C. Buschbach, Charles Collinson, John C. Frye, M. E. Hopkins, Jerry A. Lineback, Jack A. Simon
Date 1975
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Lithostratigraphy: Glenburn Till Member
Chronostratigraphy: Cenozoic Erathem >>Quaternary System >>Pleistocene Series


John C. Frye and H. B. Willman

Name Origin

The Glenburn Till Member of the Wedron Formation (Johnson et al., 1971, p. 202) is named for Glenburn, Vermilion County.

Type Section

The type section is in the Emerald Pond Section (NE SW SW 33, 20N-12W) (Johnson et al., 1972, p. 42).

Extent and Thickness

In the type section it is 17 feet thick. It occurs in central eastern Illinois.

Stratigraphic Position

At the type section it occurs above the Banner Formation of Kansan age and it is overlain by the Batestown Till Member of the Wedron Formation, but elsewhere in Vermilion and adjacent counties it has been described as overlying the Robein Silt and the Oakland Till Member of the Wedron Formation.


The Glenburn consists of pinkish brown to dark brown, calcareous, somewhat sandy till.


JOHNSON, W. H., L. R. FOLLMER, D. L. GROSS, and A. M. JACOBS, 1972, Pleistocene stratigraphy of east-central Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Guidebook Series 9, 97 p.
JOHNSON, W. H., D. L. GROSS,and S. R. MORAN, 1971, Till stratigraphy of the Danville region, east-central Illinois; in Till- a symposium: Ohio State University Press. p. 184-216; Illinois State Geological Survey Reprint 1972-I.

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