Chilhowee Group; Hesse Sandstone

White, vitreous quartzite, medium- to coarse-grained, occurs in massive ledges; Helenmode Member at top is gray to greenish sandstone and shale. Thickness about 600 feet.
State Tennessee
Name Chilhowee Group; Hesse Sandstone
Geologic age Cambrian
Lithologic constituents
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > QuartziteHesse Sandstone of Chilhowee Group
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > ShaleHelenmode member of Hesse Sandstone of Chilhowee Group
Sedimentary > Clastic > SandstoneHelenmode member of Hesse Sandstone of Chilhowee Group
Comments East-Central sheet

Greene, D.C., and Wolfe, W.J., 2000, Superfund GIS - 1:250,000 Geology of Tennessee, USGS, (geo250k).

Hardeman, W.D., Miller, R.A., and Swingle, G.D., 1966, Geologic Map of Tennessee: Division of Geology, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, 4 sheets, scale 1:250,000

NGMDB product
Counties McMinn - Monroe - Polk