Jake Creek Sandstone Member

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Lithostratigraphy: Kewanee Group >>Carbondale Formation >>Jake Creek Sandstone Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Pennsylvanian Subsystem >>Desmoinesian Series
Allostratigraphy: Absaroka Sequence

Primary source

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.

Contributing author(s)

M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon

Name

Original description

The Jake Creek Sandstone Member of the Carbondale Formation (Wanless, 1957, p. 85, 89, 204).

Derivation

Named for Jake Creek in Fulton County.

Other names

History/background

Type section

Type location

The type section is along the upper part of the creek (NE 13, 4N-1E).

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Stratigraphic relationships

Extent and thickness

The Jake Creek is recognized only in western Illinois, where it attains a maximum thickness of 18 feet along a north-south belt about 1 mile wide and appears to be on top of the Francis Creek Shale.

Lithology

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Age and correlation

It may correlate with thin sandstones in the upper part of the Francis Creek Shale in other parts of the state.

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Remarks

References

WANLESS, H. R., 1957, Geology and mineral resources of the Beardstown, Glasford, Havana, and Vermont Quadrangles: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 82, 233 p.

ISGS Codes

Stratigraphic Code Geo Unit Designation
2980
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