Abingdon Coal Member
Willman, H. B., Elwood Atherton, T. C. Buschbach, Charles Collinson, John C. Frye, M. E. Hopkins, Jerry A. Lineback, and Jack A. Simon, 1975, Handbook of Illinois Stratigraphy: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 95, 261 p.
M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon
The Abingdon Coal Member of the Spoon Formation (Culver, 1925, p. 75).
Named for Abingdon, Knox County.
Abingdon is near the type locality (cen. 6, 9N-2E) (Weller et al., 1942b, p. 1589).
Extent and thickness
The Abingdon is recognized only in western Illinois, where it varies in thickness but only locally exceeds 2 feet. It is absent from extensive areas.
Well log characteristics
Age and correlation
Although the Abingdon is not definitely recognized in other parts of the state, coals locally present near this position in northern and southern Illinois may be equivalent to the Abingdon Coal.
Environments of deposition
CULVER, H. E., 1925, Coal resources of District III (western Illinois): Illinois State Geological Survey Mining Investigations Bulletin 29, 128 p.
WELLER, J. M., H. R. WANLESS, L. M. CLINE, and D. G. STOOKEY, 1942b, Interbasin Pennsylvanian correlations, Illinois and Iowa: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 26, p. 1585-1593.
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