Geologic units in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana

Cook Mountain Formation (Eocene) at surface, covers 45 % of this area

Greenish gray sideritic clay in upper part may weather to brown ironstone; yellow to brown clays and fossiliferous marl in lower part may weather to black soil. Ironstone concretions near base.

Cockfield Formation (Eocene) at surface, covers 35 % of this area

Brown lignitic clays, silts and sands; some sideritic glauconite may weather to brown ironstone in lower part.

Alluvium (Holocene) at surface, covers 17 % of this area

Gray to brownish gray clay and silty clay, reddish brown in the Red River Valley, some sand and gravel locally.

Sparta Formation (Eocene) at surface, covers 2 % of this area

White to light gray massive sands with interbedded clays; some thin beds of lignite or lignitic sands and shales.

Prairie Terraces (Pleistocene) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area

Light gray to light brown clay, sandy clay, silt, sand, and some gravels.

Claibourne Group (Middle Eocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Claibourne Group

Alluvium (Holocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Alluvial deposits of present streams