Mississippian System

Type section and use of name: The Guthrie Creek was named as a member of the lower part of the Harrodsburg Limestone by Stockdale (1929b, p. 240) but was reduced to the rank of a bed by Nicoll and Rexroad (1975, p. 9). The type section is along a road at the site of two abandoned quarries on the west bluff of Guthrie Creek about one-fourth mile (0.4 km) east of Leesville near the center of the NE¼ sec. 27, T. 5 N., R. 2 E, Lawrence County, Ind.

Description: The Guthrie Creek Bed consists of discontinuous lenses that range from zero to 10 feet (3.1 m) in thickness. It includes dolosiltite, calcareous shale (that in places is silty or sandy), siliceous and cherty limestone, and minor fossiliferous lenses. The Guthrie Creek can be recognized in places from central Harrison County northward into Monroe County. It is conformable within the Harrodsburg Limestone. The names Guthrie Creek and Leesville are not used in the subsurface.

Correlation: See under "Harrodsburg Limestone" for correlation.