Characteristics of the Mid-Carboniferous Boundary and - download pdf or read online

By William E. Edmunds, Jane R. Eggleston(auth.)

ISBN-10: 0875906613

ISBN-13: 9780875906614

ISBN-10: 1118667379

ISBN-13: 9781118667378

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Published via the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Field journey Guidebooks Series.

within the northern Appalachians, the boundary among the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian structures falls inside of a fancy sedimentary series unfold throughout a rapidly-subsiding depositional trough and an adjoining, extra solid craton margin. Sediment resource parts lie in a more-or-less non-stop semicircle from southeast to north of the basin. moreover, the higher Mississippian-Lower Pennsylvanian series is interrupted via broad erosion with regards to epeirogenic upwarping of the quarter. Biostratigraphically, the systemic boundary is positioned on the first prevalence of the floral shape Neuropteris pocahontas (D. White) of floral region four as outlined through learn and Mamay (1964). even though, as a result of the frequent disconformable nature of the touch, the basal Pennsylvanian flowers is usually more youthful.

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Topo. and Geol. Survey, 4th series. S. Geol. Survey Prof. Paper 1110B, 33 p. , 1974, Geology and mineral resources of the Lehighton and Palmerton quadrangles, Carbon and Northampton Counties. , Atlas 195cd, 460 p. , 1945, Conemaugh Gorge section of the Mississippian System southeast of Cramer, Pennsylvania, Pa. Acad. Sci. Proc. 19, p. 86-95. , 1965, Geology and mineral resources of southern Somerset County, Pennsylvania, Report C 56A, Pa. Geol. D. dissertation, Univ. of Pittsburgh. S. Geol. Survey Bull.

Brown, rea Greenish-gray, gray-green. '• •-. - gray, some green shale ~'~j:. '. :, .. : :. :. c' o ~E • ~ J.. A. :. , .... • cren ~ en (south end of outcrop) . 0- FIGURE 13, Partial Mississippian-Pennsylvanian Section Conemaugh Gorge, (Adapted from Fettke and Bayles ( 1945) and Hoque (1965 ),) T352: 29 independent, but simultaneous events. During late Meramecian and early Chesterian time, the red clastics of the Mauch Chunk delta were prograding westward and northwestward from the southeast orogenic highlands, northwestern Pennsylvania was being upwarped and exposed to erosion, and the Loyalhanna marine embayment was extending northeastward from West Virginia between the two (Fig.

Thomas l John F. Windolph, Jr. S. , July 9-19, 1989. The purpose of this field trip is to examine the thick sequence of Carboniferous strata exposed in the Appalachian basin--the principal coal mining area in the eastern United States. Discussion enroute will emphasize the lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy of select outcrop sections. An interesting and controversial aspect of Carboniferous stratigraphy in the Appalachian basin is the boundary relationship of the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian Systems.

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