Witt Coal Member
Lithostratigraphy: McLeansboro Group >>Bond Formation >>Witt Coal Member
Chronostratigraphy: Paleozoic Erathem >>Pennsylvanian Subsystem >>Missourian Series
Allostratigraphy: Absaroka Sequence
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.
M. E. Hopkins and J. A. Simon
The Witt Coal Member of the Bond Formation (Gluskoter, in Kosanke et al., 1960, p. 43).
Named for Witt, Montgomery County.
The type section consists of exposures along the East Fork of Shoal Creek, about 6.5 miles south of Witt (NE NW SE 7, 8N-2W).
In the Witt type area the coal lies approximately 45 feet above the Flat Creek Coal.
Extent and thickness
The Witt Coal is generally less than 1 foot thick and is recognized only in southwestern Illinois.
Well log characteristics
Age and correlation
It has been tentatively correlated with a persistent, unnamed, thin coal that occurs about 35 feet above the Reel Limestone throughout eastern and southeastern Illinois.
Environments of deposition
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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