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  • Usage in publication:
    • Indian Mills sandstone [member]
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Reger, D.B., and Price, P.H., 1926, Mercer, Monroe, and Summers Counties [West Virginia, with sections on paleobotany and paleontology by D.B. Reger, David White, G.H. Girty, and W.P. Prouty]: West Virginia Geological Survey [County Reports and Maps], [CGR-15], 963 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:62,500)


Summary:

Named the Indian Mills sandstone [member] of the Bluefield [formation] for Indian Mills, Summers Co., southeastern WV. Consists of greenish gray, fined-grained, partly massive, partly shaly sandstone; 30 to 100 feet thick. Unit overlies the Indian Mills shale [member] and underlies the Bradshaw shale [member], both part of the Bluefield [formation]. The Indian Mills sandstone [member] is also found in Mercer and Monroe Cos., WV, and Tazewell and Giles Cos., VA. Unit is of Mississippian age.

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


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

Englund, K.J., 1968, Geologic map of the Bramwell quadrangle, West Virginia-Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map, GQ-745, scale 1:24,000 [http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_2052.htm]


Summary:

The Indian Mills Sandstone Member of the Bluefield Formation in southeastern WV and southwestern VA consists of light gray, very fine to fine-grained, ripple-bedded sandstone. Thickness is 5 to 80 ft. Unit lies within the middle part of Bluefield Formation. The Indian Mills is of Late Mississippian age.

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


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

Nolde, J.E., 1994, Devonian to Pennsylvanian stratigraphy and coal beds of the Appalachian plateaus province, IN Geology and mineral resources of the southwest Virginia coalfield: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources Publication, no. 131, p. 1-85.


Summary:

Indian Mills Sandstone Member of Bluefield Formation is present 150 ft above the Glenray Limestone Member and varies between 5 and 80 ft in thickness. The sandstone is light gray to light greenish gray, very fine to fine-grained, quartzose to arkosic, and thin to thick bedded. Overlies unnamed fossiliferous light-greenish-gray shale and limestone and grayish-red to greenish-gray, fine-grained sandstone overlying the Glenray. Underlies unnamed fossiliferous light-greenish-gray shale and limestone and grayish-red to greenish-gray fine-grained sandstone below the Stony Gap Sandstone Member of the Hinton Formation. Age is Late Mississippian (Chesterian).

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


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