Mt. Carmel Sandstone Member

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Lithostratigraphy: McLeansboro Group >>Bond Formation >>Mt. Carmel Sandstone Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Pennsylvanian Subsystem >>Missourian Series
Allostratigraphy: Absaroka Sequence

Primary source

Willman, H. B., Elwood Atherton, T. C. Buschbach, Charles Collinson, John C. Frye, M. E. Hopkins, Jerry A. Lineback, and Jack A. Simon, 1975, Handbook of Illinois Stratigraphy: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 95, 261 p.

Contributing author(s)

M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon

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Original description

The Mt. Carmel Sandstone Member of the Bond Formation (Worthen, 1875, p. 52, 55).

Derivation

Named for Mt. Carmel bluff on the Wabash River at Mt. Carmel, Wabash County (W 1/2 21, 1S-12W).

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Stratigraphic relationships

It occurs about 10 feet below the Flannigan Coal.

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.

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Age and correlation

The Mt. Carmel Sandstone has been correlated with the McWain Sandstone of southwestern Illinois.

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References

WORTHEN, A. H., 1875, Geology and paleontology: Geological Survey of Illinois, v. 6, 532 p.

ISGS Codes

Stratigraphic Code Geo Unit Designation
2070
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