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Selma Group; Providence Sand

Providence Sand - (Selma Group), Upper part consists of cross-bedded fine to coarse sand and white, dark-gray and pale-red-purple mottled clay containing lignite, sand, and kaolin; lower part consists of dark-gray laminated to thin-bedded silty clay and abundantly micaceous, carbonaceous, fossiliferous very fine to fine sand. The Providence Sand extends eastward from southeastern Lowndes County into Georgia.
State Alabama
Name Selma Group; Providence Sand
Geologic age Cretaceous
Primary rock type sand
Secondary rock type clay or mud
Other rock types silt; coal
Lithologic constituents
Minor
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Silt
Sedimentary > Coal > Lignite
Map references
Szabo, M. W., Osborne, E. W., Copeland, C. W. Jr., Neathery; T. L., 1988, Geologic Map of Alabama, Geological Survey of Alabama Special Map 220, scale 1:250,000.
Unit references
Szabo, M. W., Osborne, E. W., Copeland, C. W. Jr., Neathery; T. L., 1988, Geologic Map of Alabama, Geological Survey of Alabama Special Map 220, scale 1:250,000.
Counties Barbour - Bullock - Butler - Crenshaw - Henry - Lowndes - Montgomery - Pike