Mulberry Grove Silt Member
Lithostratigraphy: Glasford Formation >>Mulberry Grove Silt Member
Chronostratigraphy: Cenozoic Erathem >>Quaternary System >>Pleistocene Series
Willman, H. B., and John C. Frye, 1970, Pleistocene Stratigraphy of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 94, 204 p.
H. B. Willman and John C. Frye
The Mulberry Grove Silt Member of the Glasford Formation was informally named the Mulberry Grove silt by Jacobs and Lineback (1969, p. 12) in the south-central Illinois region.
The Mulberry Grove Silt Member was named for Mulberry Grove, Bond County.
The type locality is the Mulberry Grove Section (Jacobs and Lineback, 1969, p. 21) in borrow pits just east of Mulberry Grove along Interstate Highway 70, SW SW Sec. 31, T. 6 N., R. 1 W., Fayette County.
The Mulberry Grove Member is overlain by the Vandalia Till and underlain by the Smithboro Till Member. It appears to occur at approximately the same stratigraphic position as the Duncan Mills Member of central western Illinois.
Extent and thickness
The unit is generally less than 1.5 feet thick.
It is a thin, lenticular unit consisting mostly of calcareous silt, and locally contains a few fossil snail shells and lenses of sand and gravel.
Well log characteristics
Age and correlation
The Mulberry Grove Silt probably is within the early part of the Monican Substage of the Illinoian Stage.
Environments of deposition
JACOBS, A. M., and J. A. LINEBACK, 1969, Glacial geology of the Vandalia, Illinois, region: Illinois State Geological Survey Circular 442, 24 p.
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