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    Michigan Dept. of Environmental QualityGeological Survey DivisionHarold Fitch, State Geologist

    andMichigan Basin Geological Society

    Stratigraphic Nomenclature Project Committee:

    Principal Authors:

    2000

    MIC

    HIG

    AN

    BASIN

    GEOLOGICALS

    OC

    IETY

    1936

    RELATED TERM CORRELATION

    LEGEND

    Limestone

    Shaley

    Sandy

    Dolomite

    Sandy

    Shaley

    Glacial Drift

    Anhydrite/Gypsum

    Reefs/Bioherms

    Basement Rocks

    Coal Bed

    Sandstone

    Limey

    Shaley

    Dolomitic

    Conglomeritic

    Siltstone

    Shale

    Sandy

    Limey

    Dolomitic

    Salt

    DOMINANT LITHOLOGYOUTCROP NOMENCLATURE SUBSURFACE NOMENCLATUREGEOLOGIC TIME

    Acknowledgements

    This work is the product of the combined efforts of the geological communities of Michigan and the surrounding states and provinces. Below are given just a representative few of the contributors:

    Academia: Dr. Aureal T. Cross, Michigan State University; Dr. Robert H. Dott, Jr.,University of Wisconsin; Mr. William D. Everham, Ph.D. Candidate, Michigan Technological University.

    Government: Dr. Terry R. Carter, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources; Mr. John M. Esch, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; Dr. Brian D. Keith,Indiana Geological Survey; Mr. Lawrence H Wickstrom, Ohio Geological Survey.

    Industry: Mr. Donald J. Bailey, Consultant; Mr. Jimmy R. Myles, Scot Energy; Mr. Dan E. Pfeiffer, Pfeiffer Exploration Services.

    A complete listing of all contributors will be found in the Stratigraphic Lexicon for Michigan, of which this column is an integral part.

    ERA PERIOD EPOCHNORTH

    AMERICANSTAGES

    GROUP FORMATION MEMBER FORMATION GROUP

    Killians Mbr

    Collingwood Sh

    Chapel Rock Mbr

    Trenton Fm

    Ogontz Mbr

    Bay de Noc Mbr

    Fiborn Ls Mbr

    Cataract Gr

    Burnt Bluff Gr

    Manistique Gr

    Salina Gr

    Bass Islands Gr

    Detroit River Gr

    Bush Bay Fm

    Rapson Creek Fm

    Rockview Fm

    Engadine Gr

    Traverse Gr

    Glacial Drift

    Oronto Gr

    Glacial Drift

    Ionia Fm

    Grand River Fm

    Saginaw Fm

    Parma Ss Parma Ss

    Bayport Ls

    Michigan Fm

    Marshall Ss

    Coldwater Sh

    Berea Ss

    Bedford Sh

    Antrim Sh

    Traverse Ls

    Bell Sh

    Dundee Ls

    Lucas Fm

    Amherstburg Fm

    Sylvania Ss

    Bois Blanc Fm

    Garden Island Fm

    Salina G Unit

    Salina F Unit

    Salina E Unit

    Salina D Unit

    Salina C Unit

    Salina B Unit

    Salina A-2 Carb

    Salina A-2 Evap

    Ruff Fm

    Salina A-1 Evap

    Cain Fm

    Guelph Dol

    Lockport Dol

    Manistique Gr

    Traverse Gr

    Bass Islands Gr

    Pte. aux ChenesFm

    Niagara Gr

    Burnt Bluff Gr

    Cabot Head Sh

    Manitoulin DolCataract Gr

    Queenston Sh

    Utica Sh

    Trenton Fm

    Richmond Gr

    Black River Fm

    Glenwood Fm

    Precambrian Crystalline Basement Complex

    Collingwood Sh

    St.Peter Ss

    Prairie du Chien Gr

    Trempealeau Fm

    Eau Claire Fm

    Munising Gr

    Mount Simon Ss

    Pre-Mt. Simon Clastics

    Precambrian Crystalline Basement Complex

    Cenozoic

    Quatern

    ary

    Pleistoc

    ene

    Mesozoic Jurassic Middle Oxfordian

    ConemaughLate

    Penn

    sylva

    nian

    PottsvilleEarly

    Mis

    siss

    ippi

    an

    Late

    Early

    Meramecian

    Osagian

    Kinderhookian

    Squaw Bay Ls

    Chautauquan

    Senecan

    Erian

    Ulsterian

    Late

    Middle

    Early

    Dev

    onia

    n

    Pal

    eozo

    ic

    Cayugan

    Niagaran

    Alexandrian

    Late

    Middle

    Early

    Cincinnatian

    Mohawkian

    Chazyan

    Whiterockian

    Canadian

    Trempealeaun

    Franconian

    Dresbachian

    Middle Proterozoic Eon

    Silu

    rian

    Ord

    ovic

    ian

    Cam

    bria

    n

    Late

    Middle

    Early

    Late

    Norwood Mbr

    Antrim Sh

    Squaw Bay Ls

    undifferentiated

    undifferentiated

    Detroit River Gr

    Salina Gr

    undifferentiated

    undifferentiated

    Potter Farm Mbr

    Ellsworth Sh

    Sunbury Sh

    (western)Ellsworth Sh

    (western)

    Berea Ss

    Bedford Sh

    Sunbury Sh

    (eas

    tern

    )

    Saginaw Fm

    Bayport Ls

    Norway Point Mbr

    Four Mile Dam MbrAlpena Ls

    Genshaw Mbr

    Newton Creek Mbr

    Long Lake Ls

    Groos Quarry Mbr

    Au Train Fm

    Munising Fm

    Cordell Fm

    Schoolcraft Fm

    Hendricks Fm

    Byron Fm

    Lime Island Fm

    Cabot Head Sh

    Manitoulin Dol

    Big Hill Fm

    Stonington Fm

    Bill's Creek Sh

    Jacobsville Ss

    Freda Ss

    Nonesuch Sh

    Copper Harbor Cgl

    Archean to Middle Proterozoic Eons

    Basal Cgl

    Ionia Fm

    Grand River Fm

    Michigan Fm

    Marshall Ss

    Coldwater Sh

    Thunder Bay Ls

    Ferron Point Fm

    Rockport Quarry Ls

    Bell Sh

    Rogers City Ls

    Dundee Ls

    Anderdon Ls

    Lucas Fm

    Amherstburg Fm

    Sylvania Ss

    Bois Blanc Fm

    Garden Island Fm

    Rasin River Dol

    Put-in-Bay Dol

    St. Ignace Dol

    Black River Fm

    Chandler Falls Mbr

    Franconia Fm

    Galesville SsMiner's Castle Mbr

    Mac

    kina

    c B

    recc

    ia

    Mac

    kina

    c B

    recc

    ia

    (eas

    tern

    )

    Paxton Mbr

    Lachine Mbr

    Upper Mbr

    Richmond Gr

    Wisconsinan

    Dr. Paul A. CatacosinosDr. William B. Harrison IIIMr. Robert F. ReynoldsDr. David B.WestjohnMr. Mark S. Wollensak

    Dr. Paul A. Catacosinos, Co-chairmanMr. Mark S. Wollensak, Co-chairman

    STRATIGRAPHICPOSITION

    Ionia Fm

    Michigan Fm

    Coldwater Sh

    Antrim Sh

    Dundee Ls

    Lucas Fm

    Amherstburg Fm

    St. Ignace Dolomite

    Salina B Unit

    Ruff Formation

    Cain Fm

    Guelph Dolomite

    Lockport Dolomite

    Burnt Bluff Gr

    Trenton Fm

    Black River Fm

    Glenwood Fm

    St. Peter Sandstone

    Prairie du Chien Gr

    Trempealeau Fm

    Galesville Ss

    Pre-Mt. Simon Clastics

    STRATIGRAPHICNOMENCLATUREFOR MICHIGAN

    RELATED TERMS

    Jurassic Red Beds

    Clare Dolomite, Brown Lime, Stray Dolomite, Stray Sandstone, Stray-Stray Sandstone, Stray-Stray-Stray Sandstone, Triple Gyp

    Coldwater Red Rock, Speckled Dolomite, Wier Sand

    Charlton Black Shale Member, Elltrim,Chester Black Shale Member, Upper Black Shale,Light Antrim, Lower Black, Lower AntrimMiddle Antrim, Middle Gray Antrim, Dark Antrim,Middle Gray Shale, Unit 1A, Unit 1B, Unit 1C,Crappo Creek Grey Shale Member

    Reed City Member/Dolomite/Anhydrite

    Freer Sandstone, Horner Member, Iutzi Member, Massive Salt/Anhydrite, Sour Zone, Big Anhydrite,Richfield Zone/Member/Sandstone, Big Salt

    Filer Sandstone, Meldrum Member, Black Lime

    Salina H Unit

    Big Salt, B Salt

    Salina A-1 Carbonate, Rabbit Ears Anhydrite,

    Salina A-0 Carbonate

    Brown Niagara, Niagaran Reef, Pinnacle Reef,Engadine Dolomite

    Gray Niagara, White Niagara

    Clinton Formation

    Cap Dolomite

    Van Wert Zone, Sneaky Peek, Black River Shale

    Goodwell Unit, Zone of Unconformity

    Bruggers Sandstone, Jordan Sandstone,Knox Sandstone, Massive Sand

    Foster Formation, New Richmond Sandstone, Lower Knox Carbonate, St. Lawrence Formation,T-PDC, Oneota Dolomite, Brazos Shale

    Lodi Formation

    Dresbach Sandstone

    Precambrian "Red Beds"

    Partridge Point Mbr

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    Norwood Mbr

    Paxton Mbr

    Lachine Mbr

    Upper Mbr

    Foster Fm

    Pre

    cam

    bria

    n