Chilhowee Formation

Includes Weisner Formation of Kesler, 1950
State Georgia
Name Chilhowee Formation
Geologic age Cambrian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate
Comments Ridge and Valley sedimentary rocks Secondary unit description from USGS Geologic Names lexicon (ref. GA003): group of dark-gray, micaceous, sandy shales and sandstones, and grayish white quartzose layers, several thousand ft thick, composing Chilhowee Mountain, in Sevier and Blount Cos., TN, is here referred to as Chilhowee sandstone and shales.

Lawton, D.E., Moye, F.J., Murray, J.B., O'Connor, B.J., Penley, H.M., Sandrock, G.S., Marsalis, W.E., Friddell, M.S., Hetrick, J.H., Huddlestun, P.F., Hunter, R.E., Mann, W.R., Martin, B.F., Pickering, S.M., Schneeberger, F.J., and Wilson, J.D., 1976, Geologic Map of Georgia, Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources, Geologic and Water Resources Division, Georgia Geological Survey. Scale 1:500,000.

USGS Geologic Names lexicon found at:

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Counties Bartow - Cherokee - Murray