Grainger Formation

Gray to green shale with siltstone and fine-grained glauconitic sandstone; in some areas quartz-pebble conglomerate. Thickness 500 to 1,000 feet.
State Tennessee
Name Grainger Formation
Geologic age Mississippian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Glauconitic)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate
Comments East 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 Claiborne - Grainger - Hancock - Hawkins