- coal-bearing strata.
- (initial capital letters) in Europe, a portion of the Carboniferous System, characterized by widespread coal deposits.
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Some geologists have called the coal-measures the medial formation.
Cœlacanthus elegans of the coal-measures is found in America also.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)
David Starr Jordan
These are land species, and chiefly of genera common in the Coal-measures.The World Before the Deluge
He has thus all that he needs to explain how coal-measures were formed.Town Geology
Here we have the coal-sandstone and the slate clay, with slate, &c., alternating with the coal-measures.
- a series of coal-bearing rocks formed in the upper Carboniferous period; the uppermost series of the Carboniferous system