Historical:Mt. Carmel Sandstone Member
M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon
The Mt. Carmel Sandstone Member of the Bond Formation (Worthen, 1875, p. 52, 55) is named for Mt. Carmel bluff on the Wabash River at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County (W 1/2 21, 1S-12W).
The Mt. Carmel Sandstone has been correlated with the McWain Sandstone of southwestern Illinois.
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.
It occurs about 10 feet below the Flannigan Coal.
WORTHEN, A. H., 1875, Geology and paleontology: Geological Survey of Illinois, v. 6, 532 p.
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