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  • Usage in publication:
    • Puckett 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, 40. Puckett sandstone member of Mingo formation of Pottsville group. Cliff-making sandstone, 0 to 100 feet thick, in Mingo formation, lying 160 feet below top of Mingo. Age is Pennsylvanian.
[Named from Puckett Creek, Bell Co., southeastern KY. Extends into northeastern TN.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1739).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Puckett sandstone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Wanless, H.R., 1946, Pennsylvanian geology of a part of the southern Appalachian coal field: Geological Society of America Memoir, 13, 162 p.


Summary:

Pg. 99, 102, 104, 148. Puckett sandstone member of Mingo formation. In Mingo formation between Wallins Creek coal (above) and Slater sandstone. Recognized in southeastern Kentucky and northeastern Tennessee. Age is Middle Pennsylvanian.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 3148).


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  • Usage in publication:
    • Puckett sandstone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Mapped
  • 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:

Puckett sandstone member of Mingo formation. "Sandstone, fine-grained, light-gray, micaceous, massive." Thickness 40 feet. Occurs in upper part of Mingo formation.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Puckett 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:

Puckett Sandstone Member of Mingo Formation reassigned as member of Breathitt Formation in Kentucky.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Puckett 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:

Puckett Sandstone Member of Breathitt Formation. Sandstone in middle part of Breathitt Formation below the Fire Clay, No. 7, or Wallins Creek coals, and above Kendrick Shale Member. Age is Middle Pennsylvanian.
Recognized locally in Upper Cumberland River district, southeastern KY.

Source: Publication.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Puckett 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. Puckett Sandstone Member of Hyden Formation of Breathitt Group. Sandstone. Recognized in southeastern Kentucky [Upper Cumberland River district] in lower part of Hyden Formation above basal Kendrick Shale Member. Lies below the Stray coal zone and above the Creech (Upper Taggart) coal zone in underlying Pikeville Formation. Age is Middle Pennsylvanian (Westphalian; Atokan).
[The Puckett lies btw. the Whitesburg (= Stray coal zone) and Amburgy coals, which Peppers (1996, GSA Memoir 188, p. 9, pl.) placed in upper part of Westphalian B, MICRORETICULATISPORITES NOBILIS-FLORINITES JUNIOR (NJ) miospore assemblage zone of western Europe. Eble and others (2009, Kentucky Geol. Survey, ser. XII, Spec. Pub. 10, fig. 5.2) placed correlative beds of West Virginia (btw. the Cedar Grove and No. 2 Gas coals) in middle part of Duckmantian (Westphalian B) on basis of miospores.]
[At some point btw. 1992 and 1997, the Puckett Sandstone Member was transferred to Hyden Formation. 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#).]

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