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Pennington Formation and Newman Limestone

Pennington Formation and Newman Limestone; includes Carter Caves Sandstone in Carter County and vicinity
State Kentucky
Name Pennington Formation and Newman Limestone
Geologic age Mississippian
Primary rock type limestone
Secondary rock type dolostone (dolomite)
Other rock types shale; sandstone
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestonelithologies and lithology percentages estimated from stratigraphic column on paper source map; ccollectively the units are about 75% limestone, 15% dolostone, 5% shale, and 5% sandstone
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostonelithologies and lithology percentages estimated from stratigraphic column on paper source map; ccollectively the units are about 75% limestone, 15% dolostone, 5% shale, and 5% sandstone
Incidental
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shalelithologies and lithology percentages estimated from stratigraphic column on paper source map; ccollectively the units are about 75% limestone, 15% dolostone, 5% shale, and 5% sandstone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstonelithologies and lithology percentages estimated from stratigraphic column on paper source map; ccollectively the units are about 75% limestone, 15% dolostone, 5% shale, and 5% sandstone
Map references
Noger, M.C., compiler, 1988, Geologic map of Kentucky: sesquicenntennial edition of the Kentucky Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey and the Kentucky Geological Survey, scale 1:500,000.
Unit references
Noger, M.C., compiler, 1988, Geologic map of Kentucky: sesquicenntennial edition of the Kentucky Geological Survey: U.S. Geological Survey and the Kentucky Geological Survey, scale 1:500,000.
Counties Estill - Jackson - Laurel - Madison - Powell - Rockcastle