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

Butts, Charles, 1910, Birmingham folio, Alabama: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Atlas of the United States Folio, GF-175, 24 p., scale 1:125,000


Summary:

Pg. 9. Razburg sandstone member of Pottsville formation. Gray, generally thick-bedded, rather coarse sandstone, 20 to 30 feet thick. Gwin coal lies close above this sandstone, and Cobb coal lies 120 feet below it, the to latter being separated by shale. Is top member of Pottsville formation in Warrior coal field, northern central Alabama. Age is Pennsylvanian.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1778).


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

Raymond, D.E., Osborne, W.E., Copeland, C.W., and Neathery, T.L., 1988, Alabama stratigraphy: Geological Survey of Alabama Circular, no. 140, 97 p.


Summary:

Pg. 73. Razburg Sandstone Member of Pottsville Formation. A fine- to coarse-grained, well-indurated sandstone below the Gwin coal group in the Warrior coal field, Appalachian Plateaus province. Thickness averages 20 feet. [Age is Early Pennsylvanian (Morrowan).]
See also Charles Butts, 1910, USGS Geol. Atlas of the US, Birmingham folio, no. 175, p. 9.

Source: Publication.


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