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

Chronostratigraphic Correlation Chart

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Formation

Western Kentucky

Permian

Asselian

Autunian

Wolfcampian

Mauzy

limestone

shale

limestone

shale

limestone

shale

limestone

Pennsylvanian

Gzelian

?

Stephanian

C

Virgillian

Matoon

shale

(limestone)

(limestone)

B

Sulfur Springs coal

Kasimovian

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

A

Missourian

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

Westphalian

D

Desmoinesian

Shelburn

West Franklin Limestone Mbr. (Madisonville Ls.)

coal

Coiltown (WK#14) coal

limestone

Central City sandstone

Wheatcroft coal

Moscovian

Baker (WK#13) coal

Anvil Rock Sandstone

coal

upper limestone

Paradise (WK#12) coal

Providence Limestone bed

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

Tradewater

Yeargins Chapel Limestone

sandstone

coal

limestone

coal

Beulah Limestone

Curlew Sandstone

C

Atokan

Curlew  Lewisport Limestone

Mannington, Mining City (WK#4) coal

Empire limestone

Empire coal

Lead Creek Limestone

Dunbar, Lead Creek coal

B

limestone

Aberdeen, Elm Lick coal

Foster coal

Ice House, Amos, Deanfield (WK#3) coal

Finnie Sandstone

WK#2 coal

Bashkirian

Bell (WK#1, 1a) coal

A

Morrowan

Caseyville

Pound, Bee Springs Sandstone

limestone

Battery Rock, Hawesville coal

Battery Rock Sandstone

Main Nolin, Breckinridge coal

Kyrock Sandstone