Mt. Carmel Sandstone 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 Mt. Carmel Sandstone Member of the Bond Formation (Worthen, 1875, p. 52, 55).
Named for Mt. Carmel bluff on the Wabash River at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County (W 1/2 21, 1S-12W).
It occurs about 10 feet below the Flannigan Coal.
Extent and thickness
The Mt. Carmel Sandstone is well developed in eastern and southeastern Illinois, where it is the first major channel sandstone above the Shoal Creek Limestone, and it is as much as 80 feet thick in places.
Well log characteristics
Age and correlation
The Mt. Carmel Sandstone has been correlated with the McWain Sandstone of southwestern Illinois.
Environments of deposition
WORTHEN, A. H., 1875, Geology and paleontology: Geological Survey of Illinois, v. 6, 532 p.
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