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The stratigraphy of the Kanawha Formation in West Virginia has been confused by regional miscorrelations of many units. To resolve these inconsistencies, this report has: (1) revised and defined three widely distributed marine units as the Betsie, Dingess, and Winifrede Shale Members of the Kanawha Formation (Middle Pennsylvanian); (2) extended the name “Fire Clay” into West Virginia from Kentucky for a coal bed regionally identified by its flint clay (tonstein) parting and miscorrelated in different areas of West Virginia as the older Hernshaw coal bed or the younger Chilton coal bed; and (3) reestablished the stratigraphic positions of several key...

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