Geology of the Kittanning Coalbeds (Kittanning Formation) in Portions of Indiana and Westmoreland Counties, Pennsylvania.
Pres At 13th Ann Mtg Ne Sec Geol Soc of Am Boston 1978 Jan; 10(2):80-81
The characteristics of the Kittanning Formation in Indiana and Westmoreland Counties, Pennsylvania, are discussed. Three coalbeds, the Upper (c'), Middle (c), and Lower (b) Kittanning occur in the formation, with only the b coalbed, a low- to medium-volatile bituminous coal, of economic importance. The b coalbed ranges in thickness from 20 to 44 inches, except in proximity to a channel cut, where the thickness ranges from 0 to 72 inches. A sample of the coalbed from a depth of 623 feet indicated small amounts of methane gas are present.
Pres. At 13th Ann. Mtg., Ne Sec., Geol. Soc. of Am., Boston, V. 10, No. 2, Jan. 1978, PP. 80-81