Appalachian Mts - Pound Gap

Pound Gap road cut exposing Devonian through Pennsylvanian in the Pine Mountain Thrust on US 23 above & east of Jenkins, Kentucky.
 
 
Figure: Pound Gap road cut exposing Devonian through Pennsylvanian in the Pine Mountain Thrust on US 23 above & east of Jenkins, Kentucky.

This extraordinary outcrop of Paleozoic sediments extends from its base up through the Devonian Ohio shale, Bedford shale, Beria Sandstone and Sunbury shale; Mississippian Grainger formation, and Newman limestone; the transitional Mississippian through Lower Pennsylvanian Pennington formation; the Lower Pennsylvanian Lee formation of the Lower and Middle Pennsylvanian Breathitt Group. It is located at Pound Gap at the crest of the Pine Mountain Thrust on US 23 at the state borders of Virginia and Kentucky just to the south of the town on Jenkins Kentucky.
 
The galleries for Pound Gap is subdivided into the following:

Maps, Cross sections, Diagrams and Images of Analogue Settings
 
Devonian through Lower Mississippian  
Newman Limestone Mississippian
 
Upper Newman Limestone Mississippian
 
Stony Gap Formation Mississippian
 
Pennington and Lee Formations Pennsylvanian
 

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