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Correlation of the Coal-Bearing Strata of the Western Kentucky Coal Field

Chronostratigraphic Correlation Chart

Lithostratigraphic Correlation Chart

Group

Formation

Member

Madisonville District

Morgantown District

Hancock District

Illinois

Indiana

no group

Mauzy

limestone

shale

limestone

shale

limestone

shale

limestone

McLeansboro

Matoon

shale

(limestone)

(limestone)

Sulfur Springs coal

coal

limestone

coal

limestone

coal

limestone

coal

limestone

Mt. Gilead Sandstone

coal

limestone

Vanderburg Sandstone

coal

Bald Hill Shale

limestone

coal

limestone

Dixon Sandstone

Geiger Lake coal

limestone

coal

limestone

coal

Livingston Limestone Member (Millersville Ls.)

Bond

coal

Lisman coal

limestone

coal

coal

limestone

coal

Mt. Carmel Sandstone

WK#18 coal

Carthage Limestone Mbr.

Patoka

WK#17 coal

WK#16 coal

limestone

sandstone

coal

limestone

coal

sandstone

WK#15 coal zone

WK#14a coal

Shelburn

West Franklin Limestone Mbr. (Madisonville Ls.)

coal

Coiltown (WK#14) coal

limestone

Central City sandstone

Wheatcroft coal

Baker (WK#13) coal

Providence Limestone Member

Anvil Rock Sandstone

coal

upper limestone

Paradise (WK#12) coal

Providence Limestone bed

no group

Carbondale

Herrin (WK#11) coal

Upper Vermillionville sandstone

Briar Hill (WK#10) coal

coal

Lower Vermillionsville sandstone

marine shale, "Penniwinkle rock"

Springfield (WK#9), Mulford coal

Houchin Creek (WK#8b), Ruffe coal

Survant (WK#8) coal

Colchester coal

Sebree Sandstone

Dekoven (WK#7) coal

coal

Davis (WK#6) coal

Davis (WK#6) coal

Davis (WK#6) coal

Raccoon Creek

Tradewater

Yeargins Chapel Limestone

Yeargins Chapel Limestone

Yeargins Chapel Limestone

sandstone

sandstone

sandstone

limestone

limestone

coal

coal

coal

limestone

limestone

sandstone

coal

coal

coal

Beulah Limestone

Beulah Limestone

Curlew Sandstone

coal

Curlew Limestone

Curlew Limestone

Lewisport Limestone

Mannington (WK#4) coal

Mannington, Mining City coal

Lewisport coal

Empire limestone

Empire coal

coal

coal

Lead Creek Limestone

Lead Creek Limestone

Lead Creek Limestone

Dunbar coal

Dunbar coal

Dunbar  or Lead Creek coal

sandstone

sandstone

limestone

limestone

Aberdeen coal

Elm Lick coal

Foster coal

Ice House (WK#3) coal

Amos coal

Deanfield coal

Finnie Sandstone

WK#2 coal

Bell (WK#1, 1a) coal

coal

coal

Caseyville

Pound Sandstone

Bee Springs Sandstone

sandstone

coal

limestone

Battery Rock coal

coal

Hawesville coal

Battery Rock Sandstone

coal

sandstone

Main Nolin coal

Breckinridge coal

sandstone

Kyrock Sandstone

sandstone