Historical:New Burnside Coal Member
M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon
The New Burnside Coal Member of the Spoon Formation (Weller, 1940, p. 42) is named for New Burnside, Johnson County.
The type locality is near New Burnside (SE SE SW 5, 11S-4E) (Kosanke et al., 1960, p. 32).
The New Burnside is correlated with the Brush Coal of western Illinois.
Extent and Thickness
The New Burnside Coal is well developed in scattered localities in southern Illinois and is as much as 5 feet thick where mined; however, in most of the area it is generally thinner.
It occurs 15-25 feet above the Bidwell Coal.
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.
WELLER, J. M., 1940, Geology and oil possibilities of extreme southern Illinois: Illinois State Geological Survey Report of Investigations 71, 71 p.
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