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Black Mingo/Clayton Formations

Black Mingo/Clayton Formations: Poorly to well sorted sand and clay deposited in delta-dominated fluvial- and shallow marine environments. Older parts of unit are characterized by an abundance of feldspar and local sillimanite. Unit is generally delta plain and lagoon deposits in South Carolina becoming open marine calcareous sand and clay in western Georgia. In central Georgia, unit contains an abundance of commercial kaolin deposits formed in lower delta plain environments.
State South Carolina
Name Black Mingo/Clayton Formations
Geologic age Tertiary
Primary rock type sand
Secondary rock type clay or mud
Other rock types kaolin
Lithologic constituents
Major
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Clay
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Sand
Map references
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: U.S.G.S. Open File Report,
Unit references
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: U.S.G.S. Open File Report,
Counties Aiken