Reel Limestone Member

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Lithostratigraphy: McLeansboro Group >>Bond Formation >>Reel Limestone Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Pennsylvanian Subsystem >>Missourian 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

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Original description

The Reel Limestone Member of the Bond Formation (Worthen, 1875, p. 55).

Derivation

Named for Reel's Corner, Wabash County, (NE? 8, 1S-12W).

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Stratigraphic relationships

The Reel Limestone is the first limestone above the Shoal Creek Limestone and lies 85-100 feet above it. It is generally underlain by a thin, black fissile shale that directly overlies the Flannigan Coal.

Extent and thickness

The Reel Limestone occurs in eastern and southeastern Illinois, and is 1-3 feet thick.

Lithology

The Reel Limestone is dark gray.

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Fossils

The Reel Limestone contains many small gastropods, pelecypods, brachiopods, and incrusting Foraminifera.

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References

WORTHEN, A. H., 1875, Geology and paleontology: Geological Survey of Illinois, v. 6, 532 p.

ISGS Codes

Stratigraphic Code Geo Unit Designation
1950
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