Greasy Cove Formation and Grainger Formation

Greasy Cove Formation - Gray, argillaceous limestone, calcareous shale, siltstone, and fine-grained sandstone. Equivalent to Newman Limestone. Maximum preserved thickness about 400 feet; and Grainger Formation - Gray to green shale with siltstone and fine-grained glauconitic sandstone; in some areas quartz-pebble conglomerate. Thickness about 1,200 feet.
State Tennessee
Name Greasy Cove Formation and Grainger Formation
Geologic age Mississippian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Glauconitic)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone
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

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