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  • Usage in publication:
    • St. Meinrad Coal Member
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Shaver, R.H., Burger, A.M., Gates, G.R., Gray, H.H., Hutchison, H.C., Keller, S.J., Patton, J.B., Rexroad, C.B., Smith, N.M., Wayne, W.J., and Wier, C.E., 1970, Compendium of rock-unit stratigraphy in Indiana: Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 43, 229 p.


Summary:

Pg. 147-148 (article by H.C. Hutchison). St. Meinrad Coal Member of Mansfield Formation of Raccoon Creek Group. Moderately bright, clean coal with inorganic partings. Thickness 1 m. Age is Early Pennsylvanian.
Type locality: near St. Meinrad, Spencer Co., southern IN.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1520, p. 295).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • St. Meinrad Coal Member
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Illinois basin
Publication:

Shaver, R.H., Ault, C.H., Burger, A.M., Carr, D.D., Droste, J.B., Eggert, D.L., Gray, H.H., Harper, Denver, Hasenmueller, N.R., Hasenmueller, W.A., Horowitz, A.S., Hutchison, H.C., Keith, B.D., Keller, S.J., Patton, J.B., Rexroad, C.B., and Wier, C.E., 1986, Compendium of rock-unit stratigraphy in Indiana; a revision: Indiana Geological Survey Bulletin, no. 59, 203 p.


Summary:

Pg. 126-127, pls. St. Meinrad Coal Member of Mansfield Formation of Raccoon Creek Group. Moderately bright and clean coal that is semiblocky, contains inorganic parting in places. Roof commonly shale; floor is gray sandy carbonaceous underclay or shale. Lies 160 to 180 feet (49 to 55 m) below top of Mansfield. Age is Early Pennsylvanian (Morrowan). Report includes map of type sections-localities-areas, correlation chart.
Indiana geologists consider type locality to be near St. Meinrad, in northeast part T. 4 S., R. 4 W., Spencer Co., southern IN, and credit name to [Franklin] (1944, Illinois Acad. Sci. Trans., v. 37, p. 87-88; publication available online from the Illinois Academy of Science: http://www.il-acad-sci.org/).

Source: Publication.


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