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  • Usage in publication:
    • Upper and Lower Gilbert sandstones
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Hennen, R.V., and Reger, D.B., 1914, Logan and Mingo Counties [West Virginia, with a section on paleontology by W.A. Price]: West Virginia Geological Survey [County Reports and Maps], [CGR-13], 776 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:62,500), Soil map and report, prepared in cooperation with U.S. Bur. Soils, issued separately


Summary:

Upper Gilbert sandstone in Kanawha formation described as grayish white, massive, medium-grained and micaceous. Thickness 40 to 50 ft. Lies 1 to 10 ft below Lower War Eagle coal and 30 to 50 ft above Glenalum Tunnel coal in study area. Lower Gilbert sandstone is massive, grayish white, very hard and arenaceous. Thickness 50 to 80 ft. Underlies Glenalum Tunnel coal. Named for Gilbert, Mingo Co., southern WV.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Upper and Lower Gilbert sandstones
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Price, P.H., and Heck, E.T., 1939, Greenbrier County [West Virginia, with a section on paleontology by J.L. Tilton and Dana Wells]: West Virginia Geological Survey [County Reports and Maps], [CGR-7], 846 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:62,500)


Summary:

In Greenbrier Co., Lower Gilbert sandstone is massive, grayish-white, coarse grained, and 30 to 80 ft thick. Overlies Gilbert shale. In Pottsville series. Upper Gilbert sandstone not present in study area.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


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