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Southeastern Kansas Coal Field

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Preface, Raymond C. Moore



Location and extent of area

Present investigation


Previous publications


Population and industry


Surface features




General statement

Carboniferous system

Mississippian series

Osage subseries

Pennsylvanian series

Des Moines subseries

Cherokee shale

Little Cabin sandstone member

Beds between the Little Cabin and Bluejacket sandstone members

Bluejacket sandstone member

Beds between Bluejacket sandstone member and Weir-Pittsburg coal

Weir-Pittsburg coal and overlying shale

Ardmore limestone member and overlying shale

"Squirrel sand" of drillers

Breezy Hill limestone member and overlying shale

Thickness of the Cherokee shale

Unconformity at the base of the Cherokee shale

Unconformities within the Cherokee shale


Marmaton group

Fort Scott limestone

Lower member

Shale between lower and upper members

Upper member

Englevale channel sandstone

Labette shale

Pawnee limestone

Tertiary or Quaternary gravels

Quaternary system

Gravel deposits




Structure of the southeastern Kansas coal field

Structure of the zinc-lead district of southeastern Kansas


Sink holes

Mineral Resources


General statement

Riverton coal bed

Local coal beds from 50 to 175 feet above the base of the Cherokee shale

Columbus and Rowe coal beds

Coal between the Columbus and Weir-Pittsburg beds

Weir-Pittsburg coal bed

Pilot coal bed

Coal between the Pilot and Mineral beds

Mineral coal bed

Fleming coal bed

Croweburg coal bed

Bevier coal bed

Stice coal bed

Local coal beds in the upper part of the Cherokee shale

Fort Scott coal bed

Coal in Fort Scott limestone

Coal in the Labette shale

Physical and chemical character of coal

Production of coal

Mining methods

Uses and markets

Petroleum and natural gas

Clay and shale for ceramic industries

Road metal

Pennsylvanian Invertebrate Faunas of Southeastern Kansas, by James Williams


Collections from the Pawnee limestone

Collections from the Labette shale

Collections from the Fort Scott limestone

Collections from the Cherokee shale

General statement

Crawford and Cherokee counties

Eastern Labette County

Comparison of faunal zones and ranges of some species within the Cherokee shale

Comparison of Cherokee faunal zones in Labette County with zones in Crawford and Cherokee counties

Differences between the Cherokee and Fort Scott formations and regional correlation of the Cherokee

Register of collecting localities



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Kansas Geological Survey, Geology
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