Davis Coal Member

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Lithostratigraphy: Kewanee Group >>Spoon Formation >>Davis Coal Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Pennsylvanian Subsystem >>Desmoinesian Series
Allostratigraphy: Absaroka Sequence

Primary source

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.

Contributing author(s)

M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon

Name

Original description

The Davis Coal Member of the Spoon Formation (Owen, 1856, p. 41).

Derivation

Named for the Davis Mine, located half a mile east of Dekoven Station, Union County, Kentucky (Lee, 1916, p. 19, 30).

Other names

It has also been called the No. 6 coal in western Kentucky.

History/background

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Stratigraphic relationships

In Illinois the Davis Coal has about the same distribution as the De Koven Coal, which it underlies by as much as 30-40 feet.

Extent and thickness

The Davis averages about 4 feet thick across much of southern Illinois, where it has been mined by surface methods (Butts, 1925). To the north and west the coal, as a rule, is thinner.

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Age and correlation

It is correlated with the Wiley Coal of western Illinois.

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References

BUTTS, CHARLES, 1925, Geology and mineral resources of the Equality-Shawneetown area: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 47, 76 p.
LEE, WALLACE, 1916, Geology of the Shawneetown quadrangle in Kentucky: Kentucky Geological Survey Bulletin, Series 4, v. 4, part 2, 73 p.
OWEN, D. D., 1856, Report of the geological survey in Kentucky made during the years 1854 and 1855: Kentucky Geological Survey Bulletin, v. I, Series 1, 416 p.

ISGS Codes

Stratigraphic Code Geo Unit Designation
3250
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