Breathitt Formation, lower part

lower part which includes Livingston Conglomerate Member of Lee Formation in eastern Rockcastle County
State Kentucky
Name Breathitt Formation, lower part
Geologic age Pennsylvanian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstonelithologies and lithology percentages estimated from stratigraphic column on paper source map; collectively these units are about 45% shale, 40% siltstone, 15% sandstone, and <5% coal and conglomerate
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shalelithologies and lithology percentages estimated from stratigraphic column on paper source map; collectively these units are about 45% shale, 40% siltstone, 15% sandstone, and <5% coal and conglomerate
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstonelithologies and lithology percentages estimated from stratigraphic column on paper source map; collectively these units are about 45% shale, 40% siltstone, 15% sandstone and <5% coal and conglomerate
Incidental
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomeratelithologies and lithology percentages estimated from stratigraphic column on paper source map; collectively these units are about 45% shale, 40% siltstone, 15% sandstone, and <5% coal and conglomerate
Sedimentary > Coallithologies and lithology percentages estimated from stratigraphic column on paper source map; collectively these units are about 45% shale, 40% siltstone, 15% sandstone, and <5% coal and conglomerate
Comments along and south of Pine Mountain; thickness is 625-800 m; in south-central Kentucky, thickness is at least 500+ m; in northeastern Kentucky, thickness is 50-300+ m; in east-central Kentucky, thickness is 225-415 m
References

Noger, M.C., compiler, 1988, Geologic map of Kentucky: sesquicenntennial edition of the Kentucky Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey and the Kentucky Geological Survey, scale 1:500,000.

NGMDB product
Counties Bell - Breathitt - Carter - Clay - Clinton - Elliott - Estill - Floyd - Greenup - Harlan - Jackson - Johnson - Knott - Knox - Laurel - Lawrence - Lee - Leslie - Letcher - Lewis - McCreary - Madison - Magoffin - Martin - Menifee - Montgomery - Morgan - Owsley - Perry - Pike - Powell - Pulaski - Rockcastle - Rowan - Wayne - Whitley - Wolfe