|Geologic age||Upper Cretaceous, lower Campanian|
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Sand (Bed)Sand, glauconite, locally has high quartz content, very clayey and silty, massive to thick-bedded, grayish-olive-green to dark-greenish-gray; weathers moderate brown or moderate yellow brown. Mica, feldspar, and pyrite are minor sand constituents. Very micaceous at base. Locally, has extensive iron incrustations in near-surface weathered beds. Fossil molds are mostly phosphatic. Fossils typically occur in siderite concretions. No calcareous fossils were found in outcrop.
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Silt (Bed)very clayey and silty
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Clay (Bed)very clayey and silty
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|Counties||Burlington - Camden - Gloucester - Mercer - Middlesex - Monmouth - Salem|