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  • Usage in publication:
    • Bremen sandstone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Black Warrior basin
Publication:

Butts, Charles, 1910, Birmingham folio, Alabama: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Atlas of the United States Folio, GF-175, 24 p., scale 1:125,000


Summary:

Bremen sandstone member of Pottsville formation. Gray, coarse-grained, thick-bedded quartz sandstone, 80 feet thick, occurring in lower part of Pottsville formation in Warrior coal field, northern central Alabama. Overlies Black Creek coal. Age is Pennsylvanian.
[Named from exposures in Bremen, northwest corner of Birmingham quadrangle, Cullman Co., northern central AL.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 258).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Bremen Sandstone Member
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Raymond, D.E., Osborne, W.E., Copeland, C.W., and Neathery, T.L., 1988, Alabama stratigraphy: Geological Survey of Alabama Circular, no. 140, 97 p.


Summary:

Pg. 27. Bremen Sandstone Member of Pottsville Formation. A coarse-grained, thick-bedded sandstone just above the Black Creek coal in the Warrior coal field. Average thickness 80 feet. Present in Appalachian Plateaus province of northern Alabama. [Age is Early Pennsylvanian (Morrowan).]
See also Charles Butts, 1910, USGS Geol. Atlas of the US, Birmingham folio, no. 175, p. 9; W.C. Culbertson, 1964, USGS Bull. 1182-B, p. B18.

Source: Publication.


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