USGS - science for a changing world

Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data

Pennington Formation

Pennington Formation - Highly variegated clay shale, distinctive; contains siltstone and locally gray, fine-grained sandstone. Thickness 400 to 700 feet.
StateTennessee
NamePennington Formation
Geologic ageMississippian
Original map labelMp
CommentsEast-Central sheet
Primary rock typeshale
Secondary rock typesiltstone
Other rock typessandstone
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone
Incidental
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone
Map references
Geology available at Tennesse Spatial Data Server which can be found at http://www.tngis.org/geology.html which links to a USGS Water Resources Division site: http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getspatial?geo250k Tennessee Spatial Data Server site notes: Thanks goes to Jim Julian for researching this improved geology layer from the Tennessee Division of Geology. **Note** - The Tennessee Division of Geology does not endorse this coverage, stating this version is still incomplete and not fit for distribution.
Unit references
Geology available at Tennesse Spatial Data Server which can be found at http://www.tngis.org/geology.html which links to a USGS Water Resources Division site: http://water.usgs.gov/lookup/getspatial?geo250k Tennessee Spatial Data Server site notes: Thanks goes to Jim Julian for researching this improved geology layer from the Tennessee Division of Geology. **Note** - The Tennessee Division of Geology does not endorse this coverage, stating this version is still incomplete and not fit for distribution.
Hardeman, W.D., and others, 1966, Geologic map of Tennessee: Division of Geology, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, scale 1:250,000
CountiesAnderson - Bledsoe - Campbell - Cannon - Claiborne - Cumberland - Fentress - Franklin - Grundy - Hamilton - Hancock - Hawkins - Lincoln - Marion - Morgan - Overton - Pickett - Putnam - Rhea - Roane - Scott - Sequatchie - Sullivan - Van Buren - Warren - White

Show this information as [XML] - [JSON]

AccessibilityFOIAPrivacyPolicies and Notices

USA.gov logoU.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: https://mrdata.usgs.gov/geology/state/sgmc-unit.php?unit=TNMp;10
Page Contact Information: Peter Schweitzer