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Wilcox Group; Hatchetigbee Formation

Hatchetigbee Formation - (Wilcox Group), Light to dark-gray laminated carbonaceous clay, silt and very fine to fine sand, and cross-bedded glauconitic sand; one or more thin beds of fossiliferous marly glauconitic sand and sandstone occur in the upper part. Near the base is a prominent bed of glauconitic calcareous sand containing abundant fossils and spheroidal to pillow-shaped sandstone concretions (Bashi Marl Member). In parts of southeast AL the upper beds of the Th were either eroded or not deposited and the overlying Tt formation directly overlies the Bashi Marl Member.
StateAlabama
NameWilcox Group; Hatchetigbee Formation
Geologic ageEocene
Original map labelTh
Primary rock typeclay or mud
Secondary rock typesand
Other rock typessilt; sandstone
Lithologic constituents
Major
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Sandcross-bedded glauconitic sand; one or more thin beds of fossiliferous marly glauconitic sand and sandstone occur in the upper part. Near the base is a prominent bed of glauconitic calcareous sand containing abundant fossils and spheroidal to pillow-shaped sandstone concretions (Bashi Marl Member).
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Clay
Minor
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Silt
Incidental
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Glauconitic)cross-bedded glauconitic sand; one or more thin beds of fossiliferous marly glauconitic sand and sandstone occur in the upper part. Near the base is a prominent bed of glauconitic calcareous sand containing abundant fossils and spheroidal to pillow-shaped sandstone concretions (Bashi Marl Member).
Map references
Szabo, M. W., Osborne, E. W., Copeland, C. W. Jr., Neathery; T. L., 1988, Geologic Map of Alabama, Geological Survey of Alabama Special Map 220, scale 1:250,000.
Unit references
Szabo, M. W., Osborne, E. W., Copeland, C. W. Jr., Neathery; T. L., 1988, Geologic Map of Alabama, Geological Survey of Alabama Special Map 220, scale 1:250,000.
Geographic coverageButler - Choctaw - Clarke - Conecuh - Covington - Crenshaw - Monroe - Washington - Wilcox

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