Rome Formation

Rome Formation
State Georgia
Name Rome Formation
Geologic age Cambrian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone
Comments Ridge and Valley sedimentary rocks. Secondary unit description from USGS Geologic Names lexicon (ref. GA003): Sandy shales, sandstones, and quartzites, 2000 to 3500 ft thick, overlying Coosa shales and underlying Connasauga shale (note spelling). At base several hundred feet of highly indurated greenish sandy shale, succeeded upward by great thickness of purple or reddish-brown sandstones intercalated with white sandstones or quartzite (Weisner quartzite). Upper part of formation consists of highly colored 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.

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Counties Bartow - Catoosa - Chattooga - Floyd - Gordon - Murray - Polk - Walker - Whitfield