Geologic units in Whitley county, Kentucky

Additional scientific data in this geographic area

Breathitt Formation, lower part (Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 80 % of this area

lower part which includes Livingston Conglomerate Member of Lee Formation in eastern Rockcastle County

Corbin Sandstone Member of Lee Formation (Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 8 % of this area

Corbin Sandstone Member of Lee Formation

Alluvium (Pleistocene to Holocene) at surface, covers 8 % of this area

Alluvium; includes glacial deposits along the Ohio River and its tributaries west of Cannelton locks

Breathitt Formation, middle part (Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 2 % of this area

Breathitt Formation, middle part

Lee Formation (Mississippian to Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 0.9 % of this area

Lee Formation

Pennington Formation, Newman Limestone, Fort Payne Chert, Grainger Formation, Sunbury Shale, Berea Sandstone, and Bedford Shale, undivided; Pennington Formation locally includes sandstone tongue of Lee Formation (Devonian to Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 0.7 % of this area

Pennington Formation, Newman Limestone, Fort Payne Chert, Grainger Formation, Sunbury Shale, Berea Sandstone, and Bedford Shale, undivided; Pennington Formation locally includes sandstone tongue of Lee Formation

Rockcastle Sandstone Member of Lee Formation (Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area

Rockcastle Sandstone Member of Lee Formation

Chattanooga and Ohio Shales, undivided (Devonian to Mississippian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Chattanooga and Ohio Shales, undivided; along and south of the Pine Fault