Lithostratigraphy: Hunton Limestone Megagroup >>Wapsipinicon Limestone >>Otis Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Devonian System >>Middle Devonian Series
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.
Charles Collinson and Elwood Atherton
The Otis Member of the Wapsipinicon Limestone (Norton, 1894, p. 22-24).
Named for the railway junction called Otis, east of Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.
The Otis Member is 26 feet thick where exposed in its type section in a quarry at Cleveland, Henry County (S1/2 31, 18N-2E).
The Otis Member of the Wapsipinicon Limestone overlies the Coggan Member (or Silurian dolomite where the Coggan is absent).
Extent and thickness
The Otis Member is fine-grained to lithographic, light gray to brown limestone with a few lenses of chert. In the region where it thins out on the flanks of the Sangamon Arch, lenses of quartz sandstone as much as 5 feet thick occur at the base.
Well log characteristics
Age and correlation
Environments of deposition
NORTON, W. H., 1894, Notes on the lower strata of the Devonian Series in eastern Iowa: Iowa Academy of Science Proceedings 1, part 4, p. 22-24.
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