Carters Limestone

Fine-grained, yellowish-brown limestone; thin-bedded in upper part; thicker bedded and very slightly cherty with scattered mottlings of magnesian limestone in lower part. Contains thin bentonite beds. Thickness 60 to 250 feet.
State Tennessee
Name Carters Limestone
Geologic age Ordovician
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Claystone > Bentonite
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 Bledsoe - Cannon - Cumberland - DeKalb - Marion - Sequatchie - Smith