Lithostratigraphy: Pope Megagroup
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Mississippian Subsystem >>Chesterian Series >>Hombergian Stage
Allostratigraphy: Kaskaskia Sequence
Willman, H. B., Elwood Atherton, T. C. Buschbach, Charles Collinson, John C. Frye, M. E. Hopkins, Jerry A. Lineback, and Jack A. Simon, 1975, Handbook of Illinois Stratigraphy: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 95, 261 p.
Elwood Atherton, Charles Collinson, and Jerry A. Lineback
Hombergian Stage (Swann, 1963, p. 22, 70), derived from the Homberg Group (J. M. Weller, 1939).
Named for Homberg, Pope County.
The Hombergian Stage is the middle stage of the Chesterian Series.
Extent and thickness
The Hombergian Stage includes strata from the top of the Beech Creek up to the top of the Glen Dean (fig. M-25). The limestones in this stage are typically light brownish gray, light gray, or buff to gray and many of them and their associated shales are abundantly fossiliferous. Red shales in the upper part of the Fraileys and the lower part of the Hardinsburg are extensive marker beds.
Well log characteristics
The bryozoan Prismopora serrulata and the crinoid Pterotocrinus (fig. M-4) are typical Hombergian fossils.
Age and correlation
Environments of deposition
SWANN, D. H., 1963, Classification of Genevievian and Chesterian (Late Mississippian) rocks of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Report of Investigations 216, 91 p.
WELLER, J. M., 1939, Mississippian System: Kansas Geological Society Guidebook, 13th Annual Field Conference, southwestern Illinois and southeastern Missouri, p. 131-137.
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