Galatia Channel:Similar Channels Affecting Other Coal Seams

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Similar Channels Affecting Other Coal Seams

Several well-documented paleochannels in the Illinois Basin existed contemporaneously with peat deposits older and younger than the Springfield (Figure 39). The Galatia channel provides an apt model for comparison.

  • Figure 39 Map of the Illinois Basin showing channels and gray shale wedges affecting the Murphysboro, Colchester, Herrin, Baker, and Danville Coals.

Colchester Coal and Francis Creek Shale

Colchester Coal and Francis Creek Shale

Herrin Coal, Energy Shale, and Walshville Channel

Herrin Coal, Energy Shale, and Walshville Channel

Baker Coal and Winslow-Henderson Channel

Baker Coal and Winslow-Henderson Channel

Danville Coal

Danville Coal

Murphysboro Coal and Oraville Channel

Murphysboro Coal and Oraville Channel


Primary Source

W. John Nelson, Scott D. Elrick, William A. DiMichele, and Philip R. Ames xxxx, Evolution of a Peat-Contemporaneous Channel: The Galatia Channel, Middle Pennsylvanian, of the Illinois Basin FINISH CITATION

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