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Stratigraphy of the Coal-bearing Strata of the Eastern Kentucky Coal Field and Adjacent States

By Donald R. Chesnut, 1997

Last Revision October 12, 1999

By District: Nomenclature used within individual districts.

By Formation: Nomenclature used across the region by stratum.

Sources


Select appropriate district for its nomenclature

County

District

Bell (north of Pine Mtn.) Southwestern
Bell (south of Pine Mtn.) Middlesboro Subdistrict, Upper Cumberland District
Boyd Princess
Breathitt Hazard
Carter Princess
Clay Southwestern
Clinton Southwestern
Elliott Licking River
Estill Southwestern
Floyd Big Sandy
Greenup Princess
Harlan (north of Pine Mtn.) Hazard
Harlan (south of Pine Mtn.) Harlan Subdistrict, Upper Cumberland District
Jackson Southwestern
Johnson Big Sandy
Knott Hazard
Knox Southwestern
Laurel Southwestern
Lawrence Princess
Lee Southwestern
Leslie Hazard
Letcher (north of Pine Mtn.) Hazard
Letcher (south of Pine Mtn.) Harlan Subdistrict, Upper Cumberland District
Magoffin Licking River
Martin Big Sandy
McCreary Southwestern
Menifee Licking River
Morgan Licking River
Owsley Southwestern
Perry Hazard
Pike Big Sandy
Powell Licking River
Pulaski Southwestern
Rockcastle Southwestern
Rowan Licking River
Wayne Southwestern
Whitley (north of Pine Mtn.) Southwestern
Whitley (south of Pine Mtn.) Middlesboro Subdistrict, Upper Cumberland District
Wolfe Licking River

By Formation

Sources

Sources for this compilation were from the following (in alphabetic order):

Blake, Mitch, 1996, personal communication. West Virginia Geological Survey.

Chesnut, D.R., Jr., 1991, Paleontological survey of the Pennsylvanian rocks of the Eastern Kentucky Coal Field: Part 1, Invertebrates. Kentucky Geological Survey, Series XI, Information Circular 36, 71 p.

Chesnut, D.R., Jr., 1992, Stratigraphic and structural framework of the Carboniferous rocks of the Central Appalachian Basin in Kentucky. Kentucky Geological Survey, Series XI, Bulletin 3, 42 pages.

Harned, G.W., 1979, Correlation of the coals of the Cumberland Overthrust Sheet of Kentucky and parts of southwestern Virginia. Kentucky Geological Survey, Series XI, Open-File Report OF-79-02, 62 p.

Rice, C.L., and Hiett, J.K., 1994, Revised correlation chart of coal beds, coal zones, and key stratigraphic units in the Pennsylvanian rocks of eastern Kentucky. U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2275, one sheet.