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Correlation of coal beds, coal zones, and key stratigraphic units in the Pennsylvanian rocks of eastern Kentucky

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1188

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Abstract

The Pennsylvanian rocks of the eastern Kentucky coal field unlderlie an area of about 27,000 square kilometers (see index map). Largely because of the size and stratigraphic complexity of the area, Huddle and others (1963, p. 31) divided it into six coal reserve districts (unofficial), utilizing state and county lines as well as geologic features, drainage areas, and cola producing areas. This division is followed herein because, in general, each of these districts has a characteristic stratigraphic nomenclature, particularly as related to coal bed names. The six districts shown on the index mat, are the Princess, Licking River, Big Sandy, Hazard, Southwestern, and Upper Cumberland River; the Upper Cumberland River district has been divided into the Harlan and Middlesboro subdistricts. 

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Correlation of coal beds, coal zones, and key stratigraphic units in the Pennsylvanian rocks of eastern Kentucky
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1188
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
37.45 x 37.51 in
Country:
United States
State:
Kentucky
Scale:
0
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N