Huber/Lisbon/Barnwell Formations, undivided

Poorly to well sorted sand, clay and carbonates deposited in delta-dominated fluvial- and open-marine environments. Unit is characterized by commercial kaolin bodies in older strata from westernmost South Carolina to central Georgia. Younger strata are cyclic marine deposits which deeper water facies exposed in western Georgia. Carbonate facies are locally mined in western Georgia for agricultural lime.
State South Carolina
Name Huber/Lisbon/Barnwell Formations, undivided
Geologic age Eocene
Lithologic constituents
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Clay
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Sand
Sedimentary > Carbonate

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 Aiken - Allendale - Bamberg - Barnwell - Calhoun - Edgefield - Lexington - Orangeburg - Richland - Saluda - Sumter