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Chenier Plain, Saline Marsh

gray to brown to black clay and silt of moderate organic content.
State Louisiana
Name Chenier Plain, Saline Marsh
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Holocene
Comments Area of accretion by longshore currents from major delta complex.
Primary rock type clay or mud
Secondary rock type silt
Other rock types
Lithologic constituents
Major
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Clay (Swamp)
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Silt (Swamp)
Map references
United States Geological Survey, 1998, Digital Overlay of the Geologic Map of Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, National Wetlands Research Center, Product Id USGS-NWRC 1984-02-0001, http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/.
Unit references
United States Geological Survey, 1998, Digital Overlay of the Geologic Map of Louisiana: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, National Wetlands Research Center, Product Id USGS-NWRC 1984-02-0001, http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/.
Counties Calcasieu - Cameron - Iberia - Vermilion