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Geologic units in Wilson county, North Carolina
- Yorktown Formation and Duplin Formation, Undivided (Tertiary) at surface, covers 69 % 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.
- Metamudstone and Meta-Argillite (Cambrian/Late Proterozoic) at surface, covers 14 % of this area
Metamudstone and Meta-Argillite - bedding plane and axial-planar cleavage common; interbedded with metasandstone, meta-conglomerate, and metavolcanic rock.
- Cape Fear Formation (Cretaceous) at surface, covers 1 % 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.
- Granitic Rock (Permian/Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 4 % of this area
Granitic Rock (265-325 my) - megacrystic to equigranular. Castalia, Lillington, Medoc Mountain, Sims, Contentnea Creek (?), and Elm City (?) intrusives.
- Terrace Deposits and Upland Sediment (Tertiary) at surface, covers 11 % of this area
Terrace Deposits and Upland Sediment - gravel, clayey sand, and sand, minor iron-oxide cemented sandstone.