Historical:Pond Creek 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: McLeansboro Group >>Modesto Formation >>Pond Creek Coal Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Pennsylvanian Subsystem >>Desmoinesian Series
Allostratigraphy: Absaroka Sequence

Authors

M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon

Name Origin

The Pond Creek Coal Member (Kosanke et al., 1960, p. 37) is named for Pond Creek in Williamson County.

Type Section

The type section of the Pond Creek Coal is at a depth of 125 feet in Consolidated Coal Company drill hole 91 (SW NE NE 21, 8S-3E).

Other Names

It previously was informally called the Second Cutler Rider coal.

Correlation

It may be equivalent to the Rock Branch Coal of southwestern Illinois.

Extent and Thickness

The Pond Creek is more extensive than either the De Graff Coal or the Lake Creek Coal, which, respectively, lie just a few feet above and below the Pond Creek, but the Pond Creek is recognized only in southern Illinois.

References

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.

ISGS Codes

Stratigraphic Code Geo Unit Designation
2400
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