Geologic units in Haywood county, Tennessee

Loess (Quaternary) at surface, covers 68 % 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.)

Alluvial deposits (Quaternary) at surface, covers 28 % 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.

Claiborne and Wilcox Formation (Tertiary) at surface, covers 4 % 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.