Bays Formation

Maroon claystone and siltstone, commonly mottled greenish, evenly bedded; to northeast, light- gray to white, thick-bedded sandstone; 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 > Sandstone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Claystone > Bentonite
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 Greene - Hamblen - Hawkins - Knox - Sullivan - Washington