Doctoral Dissertations


"The major purpose of this dissertation is to describe in detail the stratigraphy of the upper Cherokee and lower Marmaton groups of the Middle Pennsylvanian, Desmoinesian Series in a portion of western Missouri. The stratigraphy of the upper Cherokee and lower Marmaton groups in areas of Kansas west of the project area has been studied by several workers. The most recent contributions have been by Jewett in 1941 and 1945, and by Howe in 1956. Detailed geological mapping also has been completed under the direction of the Missouri Geological Survey in areas to the east of the project area. Most of the work in this area has been in Henry and Johnson Counties and was done by students from the State Universities of Iowa and Missouri. (Henderson, 1956; Smart, 1957; Hover, 1958; Carver, 1959; and Kinsley, 1960). By comparison, very little detailed stratigraphic work has been done in the intervening area of western Missouri where this study is centered. Minor objectives in the order of decreasing importance are (1) to correlate units across the area (2) to describe briefly the major structural features (3) to attempt to determine to what degree, if any, structure has affected sedimentation. This investigation may serve as an example of the feasibility of combining three somewhat complimentary approaches to the study of Pennsylvanian strata - stratigraphy, sedimentation and structure"--Abstract, pages 1-2.


Spreng, Alfred C., 1923-2012


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Geology


University of Missouri at Rolla

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ix, 239 pages, 9 plates

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-158).

Geographic Coverage

Bates County (Mo.)
Henry County (Mo.)
Vernon County (Mo.)


© 1965 Richard Joseph Gentile, All rights reserved.

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Dissertation - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Geology, Stratigraphic -- Pennsylvanian
Geology -- Missouri -- Bates County -- Maps
Geology -- Missouri -- Bates County
Geology -- Missouri -- Henry County
Geology -- Missouri -- Vernon County

Thesis Number

T 1757

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