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  • Usage in publication:
    • Pride shale [member]
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
  • 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 Pride shale [member] of the Bluestone [formation] in WV and VA for Pride, Mercer Co., southeastern WV. Consists of greenish brown fissile sandy shale, often weathering into pencil-like forms. Thickness is 70 to 150 feet. Overlies the Princeton conglomerate or sandstone and underlies the Pipestem coal of the Bluestone [formation]. Unit is basal member of Bluestone. The Pride is of Mississippian age.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Pride Shale 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 Pride Shale Member of the Bluestone Formation consists of medium dark gray to dark gray, evenly bedded shale that locally grades into silty shale or is interlaminated with siltstone. Also contains ironstone nodules and lenses about 1/2 inch thick, and partly calcareous, greenish gray and grayish red shale at base. Thickness is 190 to 270 feet. Overlies the Princeton Sandstone and underlies the Glady Fork Sandstone Member of the Bluestone Formation. The Pride is of Late Mississippian age.

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


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Pride Shale Member
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Chesnut, D.R., Jr., 1992, Stratigraphic and structural framework of the Carboniferous rocks of the central Appalachian basin in Kentucky: Kentucky Geological Survey Bulletin, 11th series, no. 3, 42 p.


Summary:

Pennington Group in eastern KY is divided into (ascending) Bluefield Formation, Hinton Formation, Princeton Sandstone, and Bluestone Formation, which author states are "informally projected" into the study area. Bluestone Formation includes the Pride Shale Member at its base, which is a distinctive unit of dark-gray shale and siltstone, useful as a stratigraphic marker. Age is this report is Late Mississippian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Pride Shale Member*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin

Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Pride Shale 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:

Pride Shale Member at the base of the Bluestone Formation consists of grayish-black shale that contains beds of siltstone, sandstone, and limestone. The member thins regionally in a northwesterly direction from 300 ft along the southeastern edge of the Appalachian plateaus to 60 ft in Pike Co., KY. Underlies an unnamed middle sandstone member in this report. Overlies the Princeton Sandstone or the Pratter Shale Member of the Hinton Formation. Southwest of Big Stone Gap and into Lee Co., intertongues with the Chadwell Member of the Lee Formation. Age is Late Mississippian (Chesterian).

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


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