Mooseheart Member

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Lithostratigraphy: Knox Dolomite Megagroup >>Ironton Sandstone >>Mooseheart Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Cambrian System >>Croixan Series >>Franconian Stage
Allostratigraphy: Sauk 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)

T. C. Buschbach

Name

Original description

The Mooseheart Member of the Ironton Sandstone (Buschbach, 1964, p. 37).

Derivation

Named for a Kane County lake, Mooseheart Lake.

Other names

History/background

Type section

Type location

The type section is located 2 miles northeast of Mooseheart Lake in Kane County and is at a depth of 1092-1120 feet in the same well as the Buelter type section.

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Stratigraphic relationships

The Mooseheart Member is the uppermost member of the Ironton Sandstone.

Extent and thickness

The Mooseheart Member is 20-60 feet thick.

Lithology

The Mooseheart Member consists of poorly sorted, medium- to coarse-grained dolomitic sandstone. Coarse grains of glauconite occur in the upper beds.

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References

BUSCHBACH, T. C., 1964, Cambrian and Ordovician strata of northeastern Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Report of Investigations 218, 90 p.

ISGS Codes

Stratigraphic Code Geo Unit Designation
8700
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