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Wando Formation

Wando Formation: Another Carolina coastal terrace sequence like Penholoway . This is the youngest and lowest. Late Pleistocene
StateSouth Carolina
NameWando Formation
Geologic agePleistocene
Original map labelQw
CommentsSecondary unit description from USGS Lexicon (ref.SC003): Wando clays and sands of southern SC described as white sands and a layer of drab clay (frequently stained red). Successively overlie Accabee gravels.
Primary rock typeclay or mud
Secondary rock typesand
Other rock types
Lithologic constituents
Major
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Sandwhite sands
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Claydrab clay (frequently stained red)
Map references
Newell, Wayne L., Prowell, David (retired), Krantz, David, Powars, David, Mixon, Robert (retired), Stone, Byron, and Willard, Debra, in review, Surficial Geology and Geomorphology of the Atlantic Coastal Plain: U.S.G.S. Open File Report,
Unit references
Newell, Wayne L., Prowell, David (retired), Krantz, David, Powars, David, Mixon, Robert (retired), Stone, Byron, and Willard, Debra, in review, Surficial Geology and Geomorphology of the Atlantic Coastal Plain: U.S.G.S. Open File Report,
USGS Geologic Names Lexicon (GEOLEX)
Geographic coverageBerkeley

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