This preliminary interpretation of the Precambrian unconformity surface in eastern Kentucky is based on data available to the Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS) as of November 1994. In early 1995, additional data became available to the KGS. Subsequent work using the new data should result in a more complete interpretation of the area within the next several years.
The map illustrates the Rome Trough and associated structures of the Precambrian surface, and as such contributes to an understanding of the regional geology, geologic evolution, distribution of energy and mineral resources, and potential geologic hazards. While it cannot be considered a prospecting tool, using it in combination with other data sets will aid exploration and assessment efforts. The map is also intended to stimulate discussion and encourage others to contribute to a fuller understanding of the nature and configuration of the Precambrian surface.
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The mapping was partially supported by the Atlas of Major Appalachian Gas Plays project funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Morgantown Energy Technology Center (Cooperative Agreement DE-FC21- 91MC28176) through the Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium.
Drahovzal, James A. and Noger, Martin C., "Preliminary Map of the Structure of the Precambrian Surface in Eastern Kentucky" (1995). Map and Chart--KGS. 218.