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  • Usage in publication:
    • Jesse sandstone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Ashley, G.H., and Glenn, L.C., 1906, Cumberland Gap coal field, Kentucky: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 49, 239 p. [Available online from the USGS PubsWarehouse: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/pp/pp49]


Summary:

Pg. 31, 33, 41. Jesse sandstone member of Catron formation. Coarse-grained sandstone, 20 to 70 feet thick; in places cliff-making. Top member of Catron formation. Age is Pennsylvanian.
[Named from Jesse Creek, Bell Co., southeastern KY. Extends into northeastern TN.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1045).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Jesse sandstone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Englund, K.J., Smith, H.L., Harris, L.D., and Stephens, J.G., 1961, Geology of the Ewing quadrangle, Kentucky and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map, GQ-172, scale 1:24,000, See also USGS Bull. 1142-B, p. B1-B23 [http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_20876.htm]


Summary:

Jesse sandstone member of Catron formation. Fine- to coarse-grained, light-gray, micaceous sandstone. Conglomeratic with well-rounded quartz pebbles 0.25- to 0.5-inch diameter. Thickness 60 feet. Top member of Catron formation. Underlies Hignite formation.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Jesse Sandstone Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

McDowell, R.C., Grabowski, G.J., Jr., and Moore, S.L., 1981, Geologic map of Kentucky: U.S. Geological Survey [State Geologic Map], scale 1:250,000


Summary:

Jesse Sandstone Member of Catron Formation reassigned as member of Breathitt Formation in Kentucky.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Jesse Sandstone Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Rice, C.L., and Hiett, J.K., 1994, Revised correlation chart of coal beds, coal zones, and key stratigraphic units in the Pennsylvanian rocks of eastern Kentucky: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map, MF-2275, 1 sheet.


Summary:

Jesse Sandstone Member of Breathitt Formation. Sandstone in middle part of Breathitt Formation below Magoffin Member and above Puckett Sandstone Member; lies below the Limestone coal bed and above the Pardee coal bed. Age is Middle Pennsylvanian.
Recognized in Upper Cumberland River district, southeastern KY.

Source: Publication.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Jesse Sandstone Member
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Ruppert, L.F., Trippi, M.H., and Slucher, E.R., 2010, Correlation chart of Pennsylvanian rocks in Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania showing approximate position of coal beds, coal zones, and key stratigraphic units: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report, SIR-2010-5152.


Summary:

Corr. chart. Jesse Sandstone Member of Hyden Formation of Breathitt Group. Sandstone. [Recognized locally in Upper Cumberland River district], southeastern Kentucky. Lies in upper part of Hyden Formation below Magoffin Member of Four Corners Formation; capped by the Sharp (Limestone) coal bed. Lies above Copper Spur (Pardee) coal bed. Age is Middle Pennsylvanian (Westphalian; Atokan).
[The Jesse lies btw. the Hazard No. 6 and Hamlin coals (below the Winifrede coal of West Virginia) which Peppers (1996, GSA Memoir 188, pl.) placed in lower part of Westphalian C, TORISPORA SECURIS-T. LAEVIGATA (SL) miospore assemblage zone of western Europe. The Sharp (Limestone) coal bed, overlying the Jesse, is correlative with the Chilton coal of West Virginia, which Eble and others (2009, Kentucky Geol. Survey, ser. XII, Spec. Pub. 10, fig. 5.2) placed in upper part of Duckmantian (upper part of Westphalian B) on basis of miospores. They placed the Winifrede coal at the Duckmantian/Bolsovian (Westphalian B/C) boundary.]
[See also Chesnut, 1997 (revised Oct. 12, 1999), Stratigraphy of the coal-bearing strata of the Eastern Kentucky coal field, available online through the Kentucky Geol. Survey (http://www.uky.edu/KGS/coal/coalcorrel.htm) and geologic descriptions of stratigraphic units in the Kentucky Geological Survey database (http://kgs.uky.edu/kgsmap/KGSLitho/lithoSearch.asp#).]

Source: Publication.


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