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Geologic units in New Hanover county, North Carolina
- Peedee Formation (Cretaceous) at surface, covers 35 % of this area
Peedee Formation - sand, clayey sand, and clay, greenish gray to olive black, massive, glauconitic, locally fossiliferous and calcareous. Patches of sandy molluscan-mold limestone in upper part.
- Castle Hayne Formation; Comfort Member and New Hanover Member, undivided (Tertiary) at surface, covers 53 % of this area
Comfort Member and New Hanover Member, undivided - Comfort Member: bryozoan-echinoid skeletal limestone, locally dolomitized, solution cavities common. New Hanover Member: phosphate-pebble conglomerate, micritic, thin; restricted to basal part of Castle Hayne Formation in southeastern counties.
- Surficial Deposits, Undivided (Quaternary) at surface, covers 8 % of this area
Surficial Deposits, Undivided - sand, clay, gravel, and peat deposited in marine, fluvial, eolian, and lacustrine environments. Quaternary deposits not shown at altitudes greater than approx. 205 feet above mean sea level (Suffolk Scarp, in part).