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.
H. B. Willman and T. C. Buschbach
Tippecanoe Sequence (Sloss et al., 1949, p. 115).
Named for Tippecanoe County, Indiana.
The Tippecanoe Sequence consists of the strata overlying the Sauk Sequence and underlying the Kaskaskia Sequence (fig. 14). In Illinois the base of the sequence is at the sub-St. Peter--Everton (sub-Champlainian) unconformity (fig. O-13), and the top is bounded by the sub-Dutch Creek--Wapsipinicon (sub-Middle Devonian) unconformity (fig. D-7). It, therefore, includes strata of middle to late Ordovician, Silurian, and early Devonian age. Although minor or local unconformities occur within the sequence, its formations have a similar tectonic environment and are generally parallel throughout the state. They overlap the more deformed Sauk Sequence, and, in turn, were deformed and partly truncated before they were overlapped by the Kaskaskia Sequence.
Extent and thickness
Well log characteristics
Age and correlation
Environments of deposition
SLOSS, L. L., W. C. KRUMBEIN, and E. C. DAPPLES, 1949, Integrated facies analysis, in Sedimentary facies in geologic history: Geological Society of America Memoir 39, p. 91-123.
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