Northeastern (46th Annual) and North-Central (45th Annual) Joint Meeting (2022 March 2011)
Session No. 43 Monday, 21 March 2011
1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Omni William Penn Hotel: Conference A

T26. The Origin of the Dunkard Group, the Youngest Paleozoic Strata in the Central Appalachian Basin

Viktoras Skema, Blaine Cecil and William Dimichele, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 1:30 PM Introductory Remarks
43-11:45 PM OVERVIEW OF THE STRATIGRAPHY OF THE PERMO-PENNSYLVANIAN DUNKARD GROUP, APPALACHIAN BASIN: FEDORKO, Nick, Cove Geological Services, Moatsville, WV 26405, nick.fedorko@gmail.com and SKEMA, Viktoras, Pennsylvania Geological Survey - retired, Harrisburg, PA 17111
43-22:00 PM PALEOENVIRONMENTAL CLUES ARCHIVED IN LIMESTONES OF THE MONONGAHELA AND DUNKARD GROUPS, CENTRAL APPALACHIANS: MONTANEZ, Isabel P., Department of Geology, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, ipmontanez@ucdavis.edu, DIMICHELE, William A., Department of Paleobiology, NMNH Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, and CECIL, Blaine, USGS National Center (emeritus), Reston, VA 20192
43-32:15 PM THE WASHINGTON COAL COMPLEX OF THE DUNKARD GROUP - THE LAST OF THE CARBONIFEROUS THICK COALS IN THE APPALACHIANS: SKEMA, Viktoras, Pennsylvania Geological Survey - retired, 419 North 32nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17111, skema@verizon.net, FEDORKO, Nick, Cove Geological Services, Moatsville, WV 26405, and REPETSKI, John E., U.S. Geol. Survey, Reston, VA 20192
43-42:30 PM PALYNOLOGY, PETROGRAPHY, AND GEOCHEMISTRY OF DUNKARD GROUP COAL BEDS: INSIGHTS INTO THE ORIGIN OF LATE PALEOZOIC PALEOMIRES IN THE APPALACHIAN BASIN: EBLE, Cortland, Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky, 228 Mining and Mineral Resources Bldg, Lexington, KY 40506-0107, eble@uky.edu, GRADY, William C., WV Geological & Economic Survey, 1 Mont Chateau Rd, Morgantown, BC 26508, BLAKE, Bascombe M. Jr, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, 1 Mont Chateau Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508-8079, and DIMICHELE, William, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560
43-52:45 PM THE AGE OF THE DUNKARD: HAVE WE LEARNED ANYTHING IN 120 YEARS?: BLAKE, Bascombe M. Jr, West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, 1 Mont Chateau Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508-8079, blake@geosrv.wvnet.edu and GILLESPIE, William H., Gillespie Forestry Services, 916 Churchill Circle, Charleston, WV 25314-1747
43-63:00 PM BIOSTRATIGRAPHIC SIGNIFICANCE OF THE NONMARINE OSTRACODA FROM THE LATE CARBONIFEROUS AND EARLY PERMIAN APPALACHIAN BASIN, UNITED STATES: TIBERT, Neil E., Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Mary Washington, Jepson Science Center, 1301 College Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, ntibert@umw.edu and DEWEY, C.P., Department of Geosciences, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS 39759
43-73:15 PM ALLOCYCLIC CONTROLS ON THE ORIGIN OF THE DUNKARD GROUP: CECIL, C. Blaine, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, 425 Brownsburg Tpke, Rockbridge Baths, VA 24473, cecilblaine@gmail.com, SKEMA, Viktoras, Pennsylvania Geological Survey - retired, Harrisburg, PA 17111, DIMICHELE, William, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, and FEDORKO, Nick, Moatsville, WV 26405
43-83:30 PM PLANT LIFE DURING THE CARBONIFEROUS-PERMIAN TRANSITION ON THE NORTH-CHINA MICRO-CONTINENT: WANG, Jun, Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 39 East Beijing Road, Nanjing, 210008, China, jun.wang@nigpas.ac.cn and PFEFFERKORN, Hermann W., Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316
43-93:45 PM PERMIAN OUTLIERS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY: NELSON, W. John, Illinois State Geol Survey, 615 E Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, jnelson@isgs.illinois.edu, ELRICK, Scott D., Coal Section, Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 E. Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820, and WILLIAMS, David A., Kentucky Geological Survey, University of Kentucky, P.O. Box 653, Henderson, KY 42419
43-104:00 PM PALEOBOTANY OF LATE CARBONIFEROUS AND EARLY PERMIAN STRATA IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN EUROPE: A REVIEW: PFEFFERKORN, Hermann W., Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316, hpfeffer@sas.upenn.edu
43-114:15 PM VEGETATIONAL PATTERNS ACROSS THE PENNSYLVANIAN-PERMIAN BOUNDARY IN WESTERN EQUATORIAL PANGAEA, A CONTRAST WITH THE DUNKARD: DIMICHELE, William A., Department of Paleobiology, NMNH Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, dimichel@si.edu, ELRICK, Scott D., Coal Section, Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 E. Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820, LUCAS, Spencer G., New Mexico Museum of Natural History, 1801 Mountain Road N.W, Albuquerque, NM 87104, NELSON, W. John, Illinois State Geol Survey, 615 E Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820, and TABOR, Neil J., Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275

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