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Geologic Unit: Princess

Usage:

Princess Formation of Breathitt Group (KY)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in KY: Kilgore Flint Member, Obryan Member, Stoney Fork Member.


Geologic age:

Middle Pennsylvanian (Moscovian; Westphalian C-D; Atokan to Desmoinesian)


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

Type area: Princess Coal Resource District, Boyd, Carter, Greenup, Lawrence, and Lewis Cos, northeastern KY (Chesnut, 1992).
Reference sections (subsurface): (1) lower half, USGS No. 5 diamond drillhole, Hazard and South quadrangles, Perry Co., KY; and (2) upper half, Kentucky Geological Survey No. R-2 diamond drillhole, Burnaugh quadrangle, KY (Chesnut, 1992).


AAPG geologic province:

Appalachian basin


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

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