Athensville Coal Member
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 Athensville Coal Member of the Modesto Formation (Kosanke et al., 1960, p. 37).
Named for Athensville, Greene County.
It previously was called Upper Scottville (Kosanke, 1950, p. 85).
The type section consists of exposures near the town (SE NW SW 16, 12N-9W, Macoupin County).
The Athensville Coal generally lies less than 10 feet below the Scottville Limestone.
Extent and thickness
It occurs in southwestern Illinois.
Well log characteristics
Age and correlation
It may correlate with the Lake Creek Coal of southern Illinois.
Environments of deposition
KOSANKE, R. M., 1950, Pennsylvanian spores of Illinois and their use in correlation: Illinois State Geological Survey Bulletin 74, 128 p.
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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