Western Brick Company Shale Exposure Occurrence (Danville Pit), Vermilion Co., Illinois, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||40° 6' 35'' North , 87° 41' 20'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||40.10972,-87.68889|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfa : Hot-summer humid continental climate|
REF:Deposit:: WHITE, W. A., LIGHTWEIGHT AGGREGATE FROM ILL. SHALE, ILL.
Deposit:: STATE GEOL. SURV. CIRCULAR 290, 1960, PP. 27
Commodities (Major) - Clay - Fire (Refractory)
Development Status: Occurrence
Rock Types Recorded
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This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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303.7 - 307 Ma
|Shelburn-Patoka Formations undivided|
Age: Pennsylvanian (303.7 - 307 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Shelburn Formation; Patoka Formation
Comments: Thickness from stratigraphic columns: Shelburn-Patoka Fms (0-560’) in southern Illinois (south of 40 degrees north latitude); Shelburn-Patoka Fms (0-155’) in northern Illinois (north of 40 degrees north latitude). The two formations represent the lower part of the McLeansboro Group. The Shelburn-Patoka Formations include, from oldest to youngest, the Brereton Limestone, Bankston Fork Limestone, Danville Coal, Piasa Limestone, West Franklin Limestone, Trivoli Sandstone, Chapel Coal, Carlinville Limestone, and Macoupin Limestone in southern Illinois, and northern Illinois, the Anna Shale, Brereton Limestone, Danville Coal, Farmington Shale, Gimlet Sandstone, Lonsdale Limestone, Exline Limestone, Trivoli Sandstone, and Chapel Coal.
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052.