Breathitt Formation, upper part

Breathitt Formation, upper part
State Kentucky
Name Breathitt Formation, upper part
Geologic age Pennsylvanian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstonelithologies and lithology percentages estimated from stratigraphic column on paper source map; collectively these units are about 40% sandstone, 40% siltstone, 10 % coal, and 10% limestone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstonelithologies and lithology percentages estimated from stratigraphic column on paper source map; collectively these units are about 40% sandstone, 40% siltstone, 10 % coal, and 10% limestone
Minor
Sedimentary > Coallithologies and lithology percentages estimated from stratigraphic column on paper source map; collectively these units are about 40% sandstone, 40% siltstone, 10 % coal, and 10% limestone
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestonelithologies and lithology percentages estimated from stratigraphic column on paper source map; collectively these units are about 40% sandstone, 40% siltstone, 10 % coal, and 10% limestone
Comments in east-central Kentucky, thickness is at least 45+ 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 Boyd - Breathitt - Carter - Elliott - Floyd - Greenup - Harlan - Johnson - Knott - Lawrence - Leslie - Letcher - Magoffin - Martin - Morgan - Perry - Pike