Nichols Shale

Olive-gray to green, silty and sandy, micaceous shale and siltstone; local lenses of fine-grained feldspathic quartzite. Thickness about 700 feet.
State Tennessee
Name Nichols Shale
Geologic age Cambrian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone
Minor
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Quartzite
Comments East sheet
References

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 Blount - Cocke - Jefferson - Sevier