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The Indiana Geological and Water Survey
The staff that works for IndianaThe Survey consists of a diverse group of scientists, specialists, and support staff dedicated to serving the earth science needs of the state of Indiana. They include research geologists in a variety of disciplines and specialists in cartography, GIS, database and web development, editing, and layout design, supported by an active business staff. The Survey is organized into three divisions: Research, Information Services, and Business Affairs.
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Employment OpportunitiesResearch Geologist (Reservoir/Hydro)
Water & Environment
Energy & Minerals
Water & Environment
Outreach & Education
IGSMap is the public source for geologic maps and data in Indiana. The Map Gallery helps people find commonly used maps and information for a better understanding of Indiana's geologic materials, resources, and issues.
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- Petroleum Database Management System
- New Albany Shale
- Colchester Coal Member
- Danville Coal Member
- Hymera Coal Member
- Seelyville Coal Member
- Springfield Coal Member
- Industrial Mineral Producers of Indiana
- Atlas of New Albany Shale Photomicrographs of Organic Matter
- Coal Mine Information System
- Coal Stratigraphic Database
- Outreach & Education
Type locality: The name Fairbanks Coal Member was proposed by Wier (1961, 1965) for the coal that crops out and has been mined near Fairbanks in Sullivan County, Ind. The type locality is in the SW¼SE¼ sec. 8, T. 9 N., R. 10 W., 1 ¼ miles (2.0 km) northwest of Fairbanks.
Description: The Fairbanks Coal Member is a bright-banded coal ranging from 1 to 4 feet (0.3 to 1.2 m) in thickness and containing numerous thin shale partings. Stratigraphically, this coal lies 30 to 40 feet (9 to 12 m) above the Carthage Limestone Member in the Fairbanks type area. The Fairbanks is not generally recognized in other areas of the state, although a thin coal has been reported at this general stratigraphic level in some places in Posey and Gibson Counties.