Geologic units in Fayette county, Tennessee

Loess (Quaternary) at surface, covers 64 % of this area

Clayey and sandy silt, gray to brown, massive. Maximum thickness about 100 feet along bluffs of Mississippi River; thins eastward. (Minimum mapped thickness 4 feet.)

Claiborne and Wilcox Formation (Tertiary) at surface, covers 27 % of this area

Irregularly bedded sand, locally interbedded with lenses and beds of gray to white clay, silty clay, lignitic clay, and lignite. Thickness more than 400 feet.

Alluvial deposits (Quaternary) at surface, covers 9 % of this area

Sand, silt, clay, and gravel. In flood plain of Mississippi River more than 100 feet thick; in smaller streams generally less than 20 feet thick.