Wells Creek Dolomite and Knox Group

Yellowish-gray and light olive-gray dolomite, within partings of grayish-green shale, and pale- orange to yellowish-gray limestone; thin- to thick-bedded, micrograined to coarse-grained. Present only in Wells Creek Basin. Exposed thickness at least 600 feet. (Also mapped with Onc on East-Central Sheet)
State Tennessee
Name Wells Creek Dolomite and Knox Group
Geologic age Ordovician
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone
Comments West-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

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Counties Stewart