Geologic units in Panola county, Mississippi

Additional scientific data in this geographic area

Kosciusko formation (Eocene) at surface, covers 71 % of this area

(Claiborne group), Irregularly bedded sand, clay, and some quartzite.

Alluvium (Holocene) at surface, covers 14 % of this area

Loam, sand, gravel, and clay; mapped only in Mississippi River Alluvial Plain.

Tallahatta formation and Neshoba sand (Eocene) at surface, covers 10 % of this area

(Claiborne group), Southeast of Pearl River predominantly more or less glauconitic claystone and clay with lenses of sand and some sandstone; highly cross-bedded sand at base; northwest of Pearl river predominantly sand, locally glauconitic, containing claystone and clay lenses and abundant clay stringers; Neshoba sand, sparingly glauconitic fairly coarse sand not recognized southeast of Newton County or north of Yalobusha River.

Zilpha formation and Winona formation (Eocene) at surface, covers 4 % of this area

(Claiborne group), Zilpha clay, chocolate-colored clay containing some glauconitic sand, not recognized north of Yalobusha River; Winona sand, highly glauconitic sand, more or less clayey.