Historical:Abingdon Coal Member

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Handbook of Illinois Stratigraphy
Series Bulletin 95
Author H. B. Willman, Elwood Atherton, T. C. Buschbach, Charles Collinson, John C. Frye, M. E. Hopkins, Jerry A. Lineback, Jack A. Simon
Date 1975
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Lithostratigraphy: Kewanee Group >>Spoon Formation >>Abingdon Coal Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Pennsylvanian Subsystem >>Desmoinesian Series
Allostratigraphy: Absaroka Sequence

Authors

M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon

Name Origin

The Abingdon Coal Member of the Spoon Formation (Culver, 1925, p. 75) is named for Abingdon, Knox County.

Type Section

Abingdon is near the type locality (cen. 6, 9N-2E) (Weller et al., 1942b, p. 1589).

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.

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.

References

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.

ISGS Codes

Stratigraphic Code Geo Unit Designation
3100
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