|Name||Bear Bluff Formation|
Sedimentary > Carbonate > LimestoneConsists gray to cream, fossiliferous, coarse-grained calcareous sand, and sandy limestone.
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > SandConsists gray to cream, fossiliferous, coarse-grained calcareous sand, and sandy limestone.
|Comments||Secondary unit description from USGS Lexicon (ref.SC003): Bear Bluff Formation named in east-central SC. Extends to NC. Consists gray to cream, fossiliferous, coarse-grained calcareous sand, and sandy limestone. 3 m thick at type section along Waccamaw River; ranges from 3 to 45 m. Unconformably overlies Peedee Formation; underlies Canepatch, Conway, or Waccamaw Formation. Age is Pliocene.|
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 - Clarendon - Colleton - Darlington - Dillon - Dorchester - Florence - Hampton - Horry - Jasper - Lee - Marion - Marlboro - Orangeburg - Sumter|