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Cape Fear Formation

Cape Fear Formation - sandstone and sandy mudstone, yellowish gray to bluish gray, mottled red to yellowish orange, indurated, graded and laterally continuos bedding, blocky clay, faint cross-bedding, feldspar and mica common.
StateNorth Carolina
NameCape Fear Formation
Geologic ageCretaceous
Original map labelKc
Primary rock typesandstone
Secondary rock typemudstone
Other rock typessand; clay or mud
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone (Bed)sandy mudstone, yellowish gray to bluish gray, mottled red to yellowish orange, indurated, graded and laterally continuous bedding
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Minor
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Clay (Bed)blocky clay, faint cross-bedding, feldspar and mica common.
Map references
The North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Land Resources, NC Geological Survey, in cooperation with the NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, 1998, Geology - North Carolina (1:250,000), coverage data file geol250. The data represents the digital equivalent of the official State Geology map (1:500,000 scale), but was digitized from (1:250,000 scale) base maps.
Unit references
Rhodes, Thomas S., and Conrad, Stephen G., 1985, Geologic Map of North Carolina: Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, Division of Land Resources, and the NC Geological Survey, 1:500,000-scale, compiled by Brown, Philip M., et al, and Parker, John M. III, and in association with the State Geologic Map Advisory Committee.
The North Carolina Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Land Resources, NC Geological Survey, in cooperation with the NC Center for Geographic Information and Analysis, 1998, Geology - North Carolina (1:250,000), coverage data file geol250. The data represents the digital equivalent of the official State Geology map (1:500,000 scale), but was digitized from (1:250,000 scale) base maps.
Geographic coverageCumberland - Edgecombe - Greene - Halifax - Johnston - Lee - Moore - Northampton - Pitt - Richmond - Robeson - Wayne - Wilson

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