Historical:Sample Sandstone 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: Pope Megagroup >>West Baden Group >>Paint Creek Group >>Ridenhower Formation >>Sample Sandstone Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Mississippian Subsystem >>Chesterian Series >>Gasperian Stage
Allostratigraphy: Kaskaskia Sequence

Authors

Elwood Atherton, Charles Collinson, and Jerry A. Lineback

Name Origin

The Sample Sandstone Member of the Ridenhower Formation (Butts, 1917, p. 70-73), the middle member, is named for the town of Sample, Breckenridge County, Kentucky.

Type Section

The type section of the Sample Sandstone Member is in a railroad cut on the north bank of Sinking Creek, 1 mile east of Sample.

Description

The Sample Sandstone Member is dominantly sandstone and shale. It occurs locally in southeastern Illinois.

References

BUTTS, CHARLES, 1917, Descriptions and correlations of the Mississippian formations of western Kentucky, Part I of Mississippian formations of western Kentucky: Kentucky Geological Survey, v. 1, 119 p.

ISGS Codes

Stratigraphic Code Geo Unit Designation
4410
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