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Selma Group; Providence Sand

Providence Sand - (Selma Group), Upper part consists of cross-bedded fine to coarse sand and white, dark-gray and pale-red-purple mottled clay containing lignite, sand, and kaolin; lower part consists of dark-gray laminated to thin-bedded silty clay and abundantly micaceous, carbonaceous, fossiliferous very fine to fine sand. The Providence Sand extends eastward from southeastern Lowndes County into Georgia.
StateAlabama
NameSelma Group; Providence Sand
Geologic ageCretaceous
Original map labelKp
Primary rock typesand
Secondary rock typeclay or mud
Other rock typessilt; coal
Lithologic constituents
Minor
Sedimentary > Coal > Lignite
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Silt
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 coverageBarbour - Bullock - Butler - Crenshaw - Henry - Lowndes - Montgomery - Pike

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