Naheola formation

(Midway group), Fine to coarse micaceous sand, kaolin, and bauxitic clay.
State Mississippi
Name Naheola formation
Geologic age Paleocene
Lithologic constituents
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > SandFine to coarse micaceous sand, kaolin, and bauxitic clay.
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > ClayFine to coarse micaceous sand, kaolin, and bauxitic clay.
Comments Secondary unit desrciption from USGS Lexicon website (MS002) and MS010: In MS Fearn Springs removed from Wilcox Group, reduced to member status, and assigned to the top of the Naheola Formation of the Midway Group. This revision changes the Midway-Wilcox boundary in MS. Boundary now placed at the Fearn Springs-Nanafalia contact. Fearn Springs is revised to member status in the Naheola Formation of the Midway Group in MS. Interpreted to be updip facies of the Oak Hill Member in AL. Name remains a useful term because of the mineral deposits exclusive to that facies. (Dockery, 1990).
Stratigraphic units Midway Group

Moore, William Halsell, 1969, reprinted 1985, Geologic Map of Mississippi, Compiled by Bicker, A. R., Jr., a revision of the geologic map published by the MS Geological Survey in 1945 in cooperation with the USGS, revised from data submitted by Dr. E. E. Russell of MS State University from published reports of the MS Geological Survey and from field revisions, Mercury Maps Inc., Jackson, MS., scale 1:500,000.

USGS Geologic Names lexicon found at:

Dockery, D.T., III, 1990, A revision of the Fearn Springs Formation and relocation of the Midway-Wilcox Group boundary in Mississippi, IN Bograd, M.B.E., and Dockery, D.T., III, eds., Geologic mapping in Mississippi; proceedings of the 1989 MISGEOMAP conference: Mississippi Office of Geology Circular, no. 3, p. 21-23.

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