Copperas Creek 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 Copperas Creek Sandstone Member of the Carbondale Formation (Savage, 1927, p. 309).
Named for Copperas Creek in Fulton County, along which the sandstone is well exposed (Wanless, 1957, p. 114).
No type section was designated.
Extent and thickness
The Copperas Creek occurs in western Illinois as a widespread, thin-bedded sheet sandstone and as a channel sandstone.
The Copperas Creek channels appear to be part of a south-to-southeast drainage system that connects with the Anvil Rock Sandstone channels of the deeper part of the Illinois Basin.
Well log characteristics
Age and correlation
It is correlated with the Anvil Rock Sandstone of southern Illinois.
Environments of deposition
SAVAGE, T. E., 1927, Significant breaks and overlaps in the Pennsylvanian rocks of Illinois: American Journal of Science, v. 14, p. 307-316.
WANLESS, H. R., 1957, Geology and mineral resources of the Beardstown, Glasford, Havana, and Vermont Quadrangles: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 82, 233 p.
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