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Geologic units in Wayne county, North Carolina
- Yorktown Formation and Duplin Formation, Undivided (Tertiary) at surface, covers 38 % of this area
Yorktown Formation and Duplin Formation, Undivided - Yorktown Formation: fossiliferous clay with varying amounts of fine-grained sand, bluish gray, shell material commonly concentrated in lenses; mainly in area north of Neuse River. Duplin Formation: shelly, medium- to coarse-grained sand, sandy marl, and limestone, bluish gray; mainly in area south of Neuse River.
- Castle Hayne Formation; Comfort Member and New Hanover Member, undivided (Tertiary) at surface, covers 0.4 % 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.
- Cape Fear Formation (Cretaceous) at surface, covers 4 % of this area
Cape Fear Formation - sandstone and sandy mudstone, yellowish gray to bluish gray, mottled red to yellowish orange, indurated, graded and laterally continuos bedding, blocky clay, faint cross-bedding, feldspar and mica common.
- Felsic Metavolcanic Rock (Cambrian/Late Proterozoic) at surface, covers 1 % of this area
Felsic Metavolcanic Rock - metamorphosed dacitic to rhyolitic flows and tuffs, light gray to greenish gray; interbedded with mafic and intermediate metavolcanic rock, meta-argillite, and metamudstone.
- Black Creek Formation (Cretaceous) at surface, covers 57 % of this area
Black Creek Formation - clay, gray to black, lignitic; contains thin beds and laminae of fine-grained micaceous sand and thick lenses of cross-bedded sand. Glauconitic, fossiliferous clayey sand lenses in upper part.