Newala Formation, including Mascot Dolomite and Kingsport Formation

Newala Formation includes Mascot Dolomite - Light-gray, fine-grained, well-bedded cherty dolomite; mottled (red and green) dolomite characteristic; interbeds of bluish-gray limestone in upper part; chert-matrix quartz sandstone at base. Erosional unconformity at top. Thickness 350 to 800 feet; and Kingsport Formation - Gray, fine-grained, sparingly cherty dolomite with basal dense, gray limestone sequence. Thickness about 250 feet.
State Tennessee
Name Newala Formation, including Mascot Dolomite and Kingsport Formation
Geologic age Ordovician
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone
Incidental
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone
Comments East sheet
References

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 Anderson - Campbell - Claiborne - Cocke - Grainger - Greene - Hamblen - Hancock - Hawkins - Jefferson - Knox - Sevier - Sullivan - Union