Bulletin - United States Geological Survey, Issues 65-71 (Google eBook)

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The Survey., 1891 - Geology
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Page 40 - This stratum is the only one of the series" that is generally conglomeratic or contains quartz pebbles larger than coarse sand grains. On account of this peculiarity, the rock in question becomes a very important guide to the geologist in the interior of West Virginia, where so many of the Dunkard coals and limestones have disappeared, for it retains its pebbly character over a very wide area. When at its greatest development, the thickness of this stratum approaches 75 to 100 feet. It is usually...
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