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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Stratigraphy, Mississippian, Iowa, Meramec Series, Osage Series, Kinderhook Series

Abstract

All formational units of the Kinderhook, Osage and Meramec Series are represented in Iowa. No rock units of the Chester Series are present in the state. The Mississippian sequence of rocks is dominated by cherty marine carbonates, but thin fossiliferous shale units occur in the Osage and Meramec. Sandstone and sandy carbonate are dominant within the Meramec in the north-west portion of southeast Iowa and occur locally within the basal Osage. Siltstone occurs within the lower portion of Kinderhook strata. The maximum thickness of the Mississippian System across south-central Iowa represents the main axis of Mississippian deposition.

Publication Date

March 1973

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

80

Issue

1

First Page

4

Last Page

7

Copyright

© Copyright 1973 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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