Lithostratigraphy: Ottawa Limestone Megagroup >>Platteville Group >>Plattin Subgroup >>Grand Detour Formation >>Stillman Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Ordovician System >>Champlainian Series >>Blackriveran Stage
Allostratigraphy: Tippecanoe Sequence
H. B. Willman and T. C. Buschbach
The Stillman Member of the Grand Detour Formation (Templeton and Willman, 1963, p. 85) is named for Stillman's Run, a stream 1.5 miles east of the type section.
The type section of the Stillman Member is located in a quarry just north of Byron, Ogle County (NE NE SE 30, 25N-11E), where it is 5.3 feet thick.
Extent and Thickness
The Stillman Member is 5-8 feet thick in the northern outcrop area, but in the southern outcrop area it thickens from 5 feet in Calhoun County to 64 feet at Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
The Stillman Member consists of dolomite-mottled, lithographic limestone, or, in places, vuggy, fine- to medium-grained dolomite. It is generally pure, cherty, fucoidal, and thick bedded or massive. In the southern area it is divisible into an upper fucoidal unit, a middle argillaceous to shaly, partly cherty unit, and a basal calcarenitic fucoidal unit.
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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