Historical:Lake Creek Coal Member
M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon
The Lake Creek Coal Member of the Modesto Formation is named for Lake Creek Township, Williamson County (Cady, in Kosanke et al., 1960, p. 37).
The type section of the Lake Creek Coal is at a depth of 86.6 feet in the Consolidated Coal Company drill hole 91 (SW NE NE 21, 8S-3E), located in Lake Creek Township.
It previously was informally called the Third Cutler Rider coal.
Extent and Thickness
The coal is lenticular and occurs in southern Illinois.
KOSANKE, R. M., J. A. SIMON, H. R. WANLESS, and H. B. WILLMAN, 1960, Classification of the Pennsylvanian strata of Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Report of Investigations 214, 84 p.
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