The purposes of this trip are to assist in interpreting the complexities of Pennsylvanian stratigraphy and sedimentation and to collect representative conodonts. The first stop is the West Franklin Limestone Member of the Shelburn Formation, which represents the Desmoinesian-Missourian boundary and the second is the Atokan Lead Greek Limestone Member of the Mansfield Formation. To help provide a general overview of the somewhat repetitive Pennsylvanian rock sequences in southwestern Indiana, we will visit two coal mines, each displaying several hundred feet of Desmoinesian rocks. We will be able to collect conodonts at all stops except Stop 3.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||From the Cincinnati Arch to the Illinois Basin: Geological Field Excursions along the Ohio River Valley|
|Editors||Anton H. Maria, Ronald C. Counts|
|Publisher||Geological Society of America|
|State||Published - 2008|