The Short Creek Oolite is the only formally named member of the Boone Formation in northern Arkansas. It lacks bedding features, and oolith concentrations that would suggest a shoal environment, and it occurs at variable stratigraphic horizons within the upper Boone Formation consistent with episodic deposition as grainflow slurries. As with modern oolite examples, such as Joulters Cays, Bahamas, the Short Creek preserves numerous intraclasts, and at least one large olistolith indicating an early cementation history.
Jayne, K. A.; Chandler, A. K.; and Manger, W. L.
"Early Cementation of the Short Creek Oolite Member, Boone Formation (Osagean, Lower Mississippian), Northern Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 70
, Article 19.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol70/iss1/19