Wando Formation

Another Carolina coastal terrace sequence like Penholoway . This is the youngest and lowest. Late Pleistocene
State South Carolina
Name Wando Formation
Geologic age Pleistocene
Lithologic constituents
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Claydrab clay (frequently stained red)
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Sandwhite sands
Comments Secondary unit description from USGS Lexicon (ref.SC003): Wando clays and sands of southern SC described as white sands and a layer of drab clay (frequently stained red). Successively overlie Accabee gravels.

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.

USGS Geologic Names lexicon found at: http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Geolex/


Counties Berkeley - Charleston