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  • Usage in publication:
    • Wolf Ridge sandstone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • 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:

Name Wolf Ridge sandstone member of Pottsville formation applied to hard quartzitic sandstone, 50 to 100 ft thick in Cahaba and Coosa coal fields, Shelby Co., AL. Member lies about 1,200 ft above Pine sandstone member and about 800 ft below Straight Ridge conglomerate member. Named for fact that it forms Wolf Ridge. Age is Pennsylvanian.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Wolf 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. 90. Wolf Ridge Sandstone Member of Pottsville Formation. A persistent hard white quartzitic sandstone 50 to 100 feet thick. Lies 1,200 feet above Pine Sandstone Member in southwestern part of the Coosa coal field. Present in Valley and Ridge province of northern Alabama. Age is Early Pennsylvanian (Morrowan).
See also Charles Butts, 1927, USGS Geol. Atlas of the US, Bessemer-Vandiver folio, no. 221; W.C. Culbertson, 1964, USGS Bull. 1182-B.

Source: Publication.


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