Kanawha Formation

(part of Pottsville Group) - sandstone (approx 50%), shale, siltstone, and coal. Contains several marine zones. Becomes more shaly westward in the subsurface. Extends from the top of the Homewood Sandstone to the top of the Upper Nuttall Sandstone. Includes the Stockton (Mercer), Coalburg, Winifrede, Chilton, Williamson, Cedar Grove, Alma, Peerless, Campbell Creek, Powellton, Eagle, Gilbert, and Douglas coals.
State West Virginia
Name Kanawha Formation
Geologic age Pennsylvanian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstonesandstone (approx 50%)
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone
Incidental
Sedimentary > Coal
Comments Thickness: Northeastern 260 ft, Southeastern 1725-2100 ft
References

Cardwell, D.H., Erwin, R.B., and Woodward, H.P., 1968 (slightly revised 1986), Geologic Map of West Virginia: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, Map 1, East Sheet, scale 1:250,000.

NGMDB product
Counties Barbour - Boone - Braxton - Clay - Fayette - Greenbrier - Kanawha - Lewis - Lincoln - Logan - McDowell - Mingo - Nicholas - Pendleton - Pocahontas - Raleigh - Randolph - Roane - Tucker - Upshur - Wayne - Webster - Wyoming