U.S. Geological Survey Home AASG Logo USGS HOME CONTACT USGS SEARCH USGS
National Geologic Map Database

Geologic Unit: Hyden

Usage:

Hyden Formation of Breathitt Group (KY)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in KY: Jesse Sandstone Member, Kendrick Shale Member, Puckett Sandstone Member.


Geologic age:

Middle Pennsylvanian (Moscovian; Westphalian B; early to middle Atokan)


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Type locality: in vicinity of Hyden, Leslie Co., KY (Chesnut, 1992).
Reference section (subsurface): Daniel Boone Project, Redbird Series No. R-9 core, Creekville quadrangle (Chesnut, 1992).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).