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  • Usage in publication:
    • Camp Branch sandstone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian 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:

Camp Branch sandstone member of Pottsville formation. Gray sandstone, medium-grained, generally thick-bedded, about 40 feet thick. Is a member of Pottsville formation, near its top. Underlies Cobb coal and lies 210 feet above Pratt coal in Warrior coal field, northern central Alabama. Age is Pennsylvanian.
[Named from exposures along south bluff of Camp Branch, Birmingham district, Jefferson Co., northern central AL.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 326).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Camp Branch 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. 30. Camp Branch Sandstone Member of Pottsville Formation. Medium-grained well-indurated thick-bedded sandstone about 40 feet thick. Is the most persistent of the sandstone members of the Pottsville. Lies beneath the Cobb coal group in the Warrior coal field, Jefferson, Walker, Tuscaloosa, and Fayette Counties. Present in Appalachian Plateaus province of central 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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