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Journal Article
Published: 01 March 1980
Journal of Sedimentary Research (1980) 50 (1): 3–20.
... at the top, and are unidirectionally trough cross-bedded basinward. The Upper Raleigh quartz arenite consists of elongate, dip-oriented bodies updip in the basin and elongate and lobate, strike-oriented bodies downdip. The quartz arenites display erosional bases, interfinger laterally with shales, fine...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 1974
DOI: 10.1130/SPE148-p171
... Sediment composition variation in the two southernmost major Carboniferous basins of the eastern United States, the Black Warrior and the Pocahontas, permits location of their source terranes and reconstruction of the Carboniferous crust. These basins were involved in the tectonics which led...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 May 1982
AAPG Bulletin (1982) 66 (5): 614–615.
...Sharon Rose O’Donnell On the southern flank of the Pocahontas basin, Kentucky, Lower to Middle Pennsylvanian sedimentary rocks contain the coal-bearing strata of eastern McCreary and western Whitley Counties. These strata are divided into two major formations, the Lee and the Breathitt, each...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 2008
DOI: 10.1130/2008.2441(17)
... drainage systems that evolved in response to changing basin dynamics. These models predicted a Mississippian-Pennsylvanian unconformity. All these models suffered from a lack of biostratigraphic control. The presence of a sub-Pocahontas paleovalley, herein named the Lashmeet paleovalley, has been...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 September 1985
AAPG Bulletin (1985) 69 (9): 1446.
... interpreted it as a beach, barrier bar, or barrier island deposit. Those studies resulted in an interpretation of the geologic history of the area that included uplift and erosion of the northwestern part of the basal Pennsylvanian Pocahontas Formation followed by deposition of the Middlesboro arenite...
Series: AAPG Studies in Geology
Published: 01 January 1984
DOI: 10.1306/St17437C3
EISBN: 9781629811635
... Abstract The Central Appalachian Basin occupies an estimated 22,850 sq mi over parts of Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. The Mississippian and Pennsylvanian strata that underlie the basin contain numerous coalbeds that have generated significant amounts of methane...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 1986
DOI: 10.1130/SPE210-p49
... Clastic sediments in the Pocahontas Formation of the east-central Appalachian basin in Virginia and West Virginia were deposited in a series of stacked delta lobes along the southeastern shoreline of a Carboniferous Appalachian seaway. These sediments prograded northwestward and were...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 September 1985
AAPG Bulletin (1985) 69 (9): 1436–1437.
...Kenneth J. Englund; Roger E. Thomas Abstract: Investigations of Lower Pennsylvanian coal-bearing rocks for the central Appalachian basin analysis program have delineated a broad sinuous channel extending for 30 mi northwestward from Richlands, Virginia. Named herein the Richlands channel, the bed...
Series: DNAG, Centennial Field Guides
Published: 01 January 1986
DOI: 10.1130/0-8137-5406-2.59
EISBN: 9780813754123
... Abstract The establishment of a standard reference section for the Pennsylvanian System in the Appalachian basin was necessitated by inconsistencies and variations in the application and correlation of the loosely defined Lower, Middle, and Upper Pennsylvanian Series. To provide rock...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 1974
DOI: 10.1130/SPE148-p5
... and facies maps of arbitrarily selected thick units suggest two bodies of rocks, each with distinct orientations and distributions of swamp (organic) and lacustrine-marine (chemical) environments with respect to alluvial (deltaic) deposits. The earlier body, including the Pocahontas, New River, Kanawha...
Journal Article
Published: 01 June 1996
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (1996) 33 (6): 938–957.
... coalification maximum east of the deformed belt. In the Pocahontas, Brûlé, and Hinton areas, rank levels appear to be elevated locally due to geothermal anomalies. Thermal modelling indicates that the westward decrease of coal rank in Lower Cretaceous strata is related to a westward decrease in the duration...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 October 1989
AAPG Bulletin (1989) 73 (10B): 87–104.
... to Lower Devonian Huntersville Chert-Oriskany Sandstone section. Leasing activity continued in southern Maryland and portions of the Delmarva peninsula for Mesozoic prospects of the Taylorsville basin in anticipation of a deep well being drilled in northern Virginia. New laws affecting drilling and leasing...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 September 1985
AAPG Bulletin (1985) 69 (9): 1436.
...Frank T. Dulong; C. Blaine Cecil Abstract: The mean arsenic concentration on a whole-coal basis, for 613 complete channel samples representing 34 coal beds from the central Appalachian basin, is 14.0 ppm (standard deviation, s.d. = 14.9). An F-test for variance equality and the appropriate t-test...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 December 1984
AAPG Bulletin (1984) 68 (12): 1922.
..., and discontinuous because of the highly oxidizing character of this environment. Discontinuities due to irregular topography and fluvial channel activity are common, as displayed by Upper Pennsylvanian and Permian coal beds of the Dunkard basin. Coal beds formed in deltaic settings are generally thick and laterally...
Series: AAPG Special Publication
Published: 01 January 1962
DOI: 10.1306/SV23356C4
EISBN: 9781629812373
...; and are overlain by the Dunkard group. The thick, primarily sandy, sequence of the Appalachian basin grades westward into cyclical units. Marine units are but a minor part of the system. Several biofacies are well developed—those with plant compressions, a large number of fresh-water zones, a few vertebrate...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 May 1950
AAPG Bulletin (1950) 34 (5): 882–922.
... the flank of a linear, southwestward plunging, non-volcanic miogeosyncline and are contemporaneous with purer limy sediments of the Mississippi Valley. The Hillsdale formation is thick-bedded, nearly black, fine- to medium-grained, cherty limestone which is recognizable to northwestern Pocahontas County...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 June 1980
AAPG Bulletin (1980) 64 (6): 938–941.
... sedimentary model for the Allegheny rocks of West Virginia, in Late Paleozoic and Mesozoic continental sedimentation, northeastern North America : Geol. Soc. America Spec. Paper 106 , p. 1 – 19 . Ferm , J. C. , and R. A. Melton , 1976 , A guide to cored rocks in the Pocahontas basin...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 September 1943
AAPG Bulletin (1943) 27 (9): 1194–1225.
...E. T. Heck ABSTRACT The general geology and stratigraphy of the coal field of southeastern West Virginia are discussed. The regional change in the rank (fixed-carbon content) of the Sewell and No. 3 Pocahontas coal beds is used to measure the regional metamorphism of the coal field. The various...
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Age distribution of detrital heavy minerals in Middle Carboniferous to Perm...
Published: 01 August 2017
Figure 14. Age distribution of detrital heavy minerals in Middle Carboniferous to Permian sandstones from two basins (Lee, Pocahontas) in the Appalachian foreland, central eastern USA. BSE images were used to avoid overgrowth zones visible in some monazites from Pacahontas samples. Six basins
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 December 1975
AAPG Bulletin (1975) 59 (12): 2266–2287.
... farther west over a distance of 50 mi (80 km). Southwest from the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, however, the McKenzie contains coarser clastic material. In Pocahontas County, Travis subdivided the formation into three units: an upper shale and limestone, a middle sandstone, and a lower limestone...
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