Carboniferous formation

(Geol.) the series of rocks (including sandstones, shales, limestones, and conglomerates, with beds of coal) which make up the strata of the Carboniferous age or Carboniferous period. See the Diagram under Geology.

See also: Carboniferous

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Also a new Deep Well A6, with a planned total depth of 4,700 m, will target the middle Carboniferous formation of the South Emba sub-basin from 4,390 m, with a target in the Permian formation at 4,120 m.
The well has a planned total depth of 4,700 metres and the principle target was anticipated a depth of around 4,390 metres, in the middle Carboniferous formation.
The actual carboniferous formation consisted of layers of coal, sandstone and a few thin layers of clay stone.
Ichnology of the Upper Mississippian Hartselle sandstone of Alabama with notes on other Carboniferous formations.
Based on its stratigraphic features and structural position, the Selerpe series can be correlated with these Carboniferous formations.
CO2storage in carboniferous formations and abandoned coal mines; proceedings.
Descriptions of two new species of Crustacea, fifty-one species of Mollusca, and three species of crinoids, from the Carboniferous formations of Illinois and adjacent states.
In the southwestern part of the USCB in Poland (impenetrable for water) Carboniferous formations are covered with a thick layer of impermeable rocks.
The Biberach licence covers an area of 266,073 acres and has less historic data than the first area, but the directors of Rose believe that it has similar target zones: (a) shale oil in Tertiary black shales (Schoeneck shales); (b) shale oil in Lower Jurassic Posidonienschiefer black shales; and (c) possibly shale gas and tight gas from Early Permian & Upper Carboniferous formations.
The Bairds concentrated on Carboniferous formations but made their most significant discovery in rocks regarded as Lower Permian: a bonebed in the Nineveh Limestone at Clark Hill in Monroe County, Ohio (Berman 1978).