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

Butts, Charles, 1927, Description of the Bessemer and Vandiver quadrangles, Alabama: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Atlas of the United States Folio, Bessemer-Vandiver folio, no. 221, 22 p.


Summary:

Straight Ridge sandstone member of Pottsville formation. Resistant sandstone, 50 to 100 feet thick, underlying Straight Ridge coal in Coosa coal field. Is a member of Pottsville formation. Liess 800+/- feet above Wolf Ridge sandstone member of Pottsville. Age is Pennsylvanian.
Named for fact it forms Straight Ridge, which extends along western side and southern end of Yellowleaf Basin, [in T. 19 S., R. 1 E.], Vandiver quadrangle, [Shelby Co.], central AL.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 2074).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Straight Ridge 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. 80-81. Straight Ridge Sandstone Member of Pottsville Formation. A resistant ridge-forming sandstone about 800 feet above Wolf Ridge Sandstone Member and 2,100 feet above Pine Sandstone Member of Pottsville Formation in southwestern part of the Coosa coal field, southern Valley and Ridge. Thickness ranges from 50 to 100 feet. [Age is Early Pennsylvanian (Morrowan).]
See also Charles Butts, 1927, USGS Geol. Atlas of the US, Bessemer-Vandiver folio, no. 221, p. 14; W.C. Culbertson, 1964, USGS Bull. 1182-B, p. B13.

Source: Publication.


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