Cape Fear/Eutaw Formations

Poorly sorted clayey sand and gravel deposited in delta-dominated fluvial- and restricted marine environments. Unit is characterized by an abundance of smoky quartz gravel, feldspar, monazite, and garnet typically concentrated in placer deposits. Generally non-marine from North Carolina to central Georgia but contains shallow-water delta-front deposits in western Georgia.
State South Carolina
Name Cape Fear/Eutaw Formations
Geologic age Cretaceous
Lithologic constituents
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Gravel
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Sand

Newell, Wayne L., Prowell, David (retired), Krantz, David, Powars, David, Mixon, Robert (retired), Stone, Byron, and Willard, Debra, in review, Surficial Geology and Geomorphology of the Atlantic Coastal Plain: USGS Open File Report, in press.

Counties Chesterfield - Fairfield - Kershaw - Lexington - Marlboro - Richland