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Geologic units in Tipton county, Tennessee
- Jackson (?) Formation (Tertiary) at surface, covers 0.6 % of this area
Jackson (?) Formation - Sand, with layers of gray clay, silt, and lignite. Exposed only in bluffs along Mississippi River; thickness at least 60 feet.
- Alluvial deposits (Quaternary) at surface, covers 26 % of this area
Alluvial Deposits - Sand, silt, clay, and gravel. In flood plain of Mississippi River more than 100 feet thick; in smaller streams generally less than 20 feet thick.
- High-level alluvial deposits (Quaternary-Tertiary) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area
High-level Alluvial Deposits - Iron-stained gravel, sand, silt, and clay; variable in thickness but generally less then 60 feet thick.
- Alluvium - Alluvial deposits in major stream channels or in mappable meanders of major streams (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Holocene) at surface, covers 0.7 % of this area
Alluvial deposits in major stream channels or in mappable meanders of major streams - Includes alluvial deposits in natural levees in some areas.
- Loess (Quaternary) at surface, covers 69 % of this area
Loess - Clayey and sandy silt, gray to brown, massive. Maximum thickness about 100 feet along bluffs of Mississippi River; thins eastward. (Minimum mapped thickness 4 feet.)