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Ripley formation

Ripley formation - (Selma group), gray to greenish-gray fine glauconitic sand, clay, and sandy limestone; south of Oktibbeha County is very sandy micaceous chalk.
StateMississippi
NameRipley formation
Geologic ageUpper Cretaceous
Original map labelKr
CommentsThe Ripley formation on the map combines units Kr and Krm in the same description, but describes them separately and each has a unique symbol/color, so have split them up here.
Primary rock typesand
Secondary rock typeclay or mud
Other rock typeslimestone; mixed clastic/carbonate
Lithologic constituents
Map references
Moore, William Halsell, 1969, reprinted 1985, Geologic Map of Mississippi, Compiled by Bicker, A. R., Jr., a revision of the geologic map published by the MS Geological Survey in 1945 in cooperation with the USGS, revised from data submitted by Dr. E. E. Russell of MS State University from published reports of the MS Geological Survey and from field revisions, Mercury Maps Inc., Jackson, MS.
Unit references
Moore, William Halsell, 1969, reprinted 1985, Geologic Map of Mississippi, Compiled by Bicker, A. R., Jr., a revision of the geologic map published by the MS Geological Survey in 1945 in cooperation with the USGS, revised from data submitted by Dr. E. E. Russell of MS State University from published reports of the MS Geological Survey and from field revisions, Mercury Maps Inc., Jackson, MS.
Wingard, G.L., 1993, A detailed taxonomy of Upper Cretaceous and lower Tertiary Crassatellidae in eastern North America; an example of the nature of extinction: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1535, 131 p.
Geographic coverageChickasaw - Clay - Kemper - Oktibbeha - Tippah

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