Alabama Cores

Alabama coreholes drilled by ARCO include:

  • St. Stephens Quarry - 820 ft (250 m); classic Eocene-Oligocene middle-outer shelf section with magneto-, bio-, and isotopic control. The corehole was drilled on top of outcrop, yet does not suffer from preservational and diagenetic problems . [Miller et al., 1993, Paleoceanography, v. 8, p. 313-331]
  • Bay Minette - 1099 ft (335 m); downdip Eocene-Oligocene outer shelf section with magneto-, bio-, and isotopic control. [Baum et al., 1994, GSA Bul., v. 106, p. 824-939]
  • Antioch Church - 280 ft (85 m); spanning the K/T boundary and extending into the Paleocene. [Schulte et al., 2006, Sed. Geo., v. 184, 77-109.]

 

Name
Lat
Long
Top
(ft)
Top
(m)
Bottom (ft)
Bottom (m)
Depth (ft)
Depth (m)
County
Antioch Church
approx 31°56'42"N
approx 86°42'22"W
0
0
280
85
280
85
Butler Co
Bay Minette (BCCP)
approx 30°51'0"N
approx 87°46'45"W
1217
371
2306
703
1089
332
Baldwin Co
St. Stephens Quarry
approx 31°34'0"N
approx 88°02'30"W
0
0
820
250
820
250
Washington Co.