Bays Formation

Maroon, well-jointed claystone and siltstone, commonly mottled greenish, evenly bedded; light- gray sandstone beds and metabentonite in upper part. Maximum thickness 1,000 feet.
State Tennessee
Name Bays Formation
Geologic age Ordovician
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Claystone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Claystone > Bentonitemetabentonite
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone
Comments East-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

NGMDB product
Counties Blount - Knox - Loudon - Monroe