Wednesday, September 11

7:45 - 19:30

During our post conference field trip, we will examine exposures of Lower and Middle Pennsylvanian (Langsettian – Duckmantian) strata, assigned to the Caseyville and Mansfield Formations, along the eastern margin of the Eastern Interior (Illinois) Basin near the town of Cannelton, Indiana. Special emphasis will be placed on the origin of coal beds in this interval, using palynologic, petrographic and geochemical data. Stratigraphic relationships with other areas, worldwide, will also be discussed. The field trip will be led by Cortland Eble and Steve Greb from the Kentucky Geological Survey.

Please bring appropriate walking/hiking shoes and raincoats.

This is an optional event and is not included in the conference registration fee.
The field trip is limited to 38 participants.

MEETING PLACE: Indiana Memorial Union Circle Drive (north entrance to the IMU)
MEETING TIME: 7:45am (please note: breakfast will NOT be provided)


Indiana Memorial Union Circle Drive (entrance to the Biddle Hotel).
Registration for the post-conference field trip participants.

8:00 - 10:30
Travel to Hawesville, KY.

10:30 - 12:00

Vistit to 3 outcrops to look at the geology of the lower Pennsylvanian, including Caseville Sandstone and Hawesville Coal.

Photos courtesy: C. Eble

12:00 - 12:30

12:30 - 15:30

Visit to outcrops near Cannelton, IN to look at the coal and shale geology of the lower Pennsylvanian.

Photos courtesy: C. Eble

15:30 - 18:00

Travel back to Bloomington.

18:00 - 19:00


Drop off at the Indiana Memorial Union Circle Drive (entrance to the Biddle Hotel).

Included in the price of the field trip:

1) Field trip materials
2) Transportation
3) Lunch and dinner