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Intermediate Terraces

light gray to orange-brown clay, sandy clay, and silt; much sand and gravel locally. Overlain by 1-9 meters of loess.
StateLouisiana
NameIntermediate Terraces
Geologic agePhanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Pleistocene
Original map labelQti-l
CommentsSurfaces show more dissection and are topographically higher than the Prairie. Composed of terraces formerly designated as Montgomery, Irene, and most of the Bentley. Where overlain by loess, this unit has a red dotted overlay pattern on the source map. Polygons for this unit in our coverage which should have the loess overlay pattern are designated by "-l" being added to the base map unit symbol.
Primary rock typeclay or mud
Secondary rock typesilt
Other rock typessand; gravel
Lithologic constituents
Map references
United States Geological Survey, 1998, Digital Overlay of the Geologic Map of Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, National Wetlands Research Center, Product Id USGS-NWRC 1984-02-0001, http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/.
Unit references
United States Geological Survey, 1998, Digital Overlay of the Geologic Map of Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, National Wetlands Research Center, Product Id USGS-NWRC 1984-02-0001, http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/.
Geographic coverageEast Baton Rouge - East Feliciana - Evangeline - Iberia - Rapides

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