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Ste. Genevieve Limestone

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Type  Geological formation
Thickness  up to 85 feet (30 m)
Country  United States
Primary  Limestone
Overlies  St. Louis Limestone
Underlies  Aux Vases Sandstone
Other  Sandstone, chert
Named by  Shumard
Named for  Ste. Genevieve
Regions  Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois

The Ste. Genevieve Limestone is a geologic formation named for Ste. Genevieve, Missouri where it is exposed and was first described. It is a thick-bedded limestone that overlies the St. Louis Limestone. Both are Mississippian in age. The St. Louis Limestone is Meramecian and the Ste. Genevieve is the base of the Chesterian series.

It is a primary producer in the Illinois Basin and has produced commercial oil and gas in Warren County, Kentucky.

References

Ste. Genevieve Limestone Wikipedia


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