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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 13 (1929)

Issue: 6. (June)

First Page: 595

Last Page: 604

Title: Stratigraphy and Structure of the Smoky Hill Chalk in Western Kansas

Author(s): William L. Russell (2)


The general section of the Smoky Hill chalk is described in detail. The key horizons consist of bentonite streaks and hard ledges with definite succession and intervals. The difficulties introduced by the effects of weathering and by the complicated structures are considered. The faulting in the Smoky Hill chalk probably occurred during the Tertiary, and was presumably produced by the adjustment of the brittle "chalk" to deformation and not by compaction. Structure maps based on local dips in the "chalk" are unreliable.

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