Kentucky Geological Survey Map and Chart

Abstract

Highway roadcuts along Interstate Highway 64 from Farmers to Catlettsburg, Kentucky, provide scientifically significant exposures of rocks of Devonian, Mississippian, and Pennsylvanian ages in northeastern Kentucky. The roadcut exposures offer easy access to a variety of stratigraphic units and are ideal for educational field trips. However, Kentucky law prohibits vehicles from stopping on the shoulders of limited- access highways except in case of emergency, so any planned field trips must be coordinated with State authorities. Several national and international field trips, as well as many out-of-State university field trips, have examined these exposures. In addition, scientific studies involving carbonate sedimentology, clay mineralogy, coal geology; paleontology, biostratigraphy, elastic sedimentology, and basin analysis have been undertaken along this highway.

Publication Date

1992

Series

Series XI

Report Number

Map and Chart 4

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/kgs.mc04.11

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