Rockwood Formation and Clinch Sandstone

Rockwood Formation - Brown to maroon shale, thin gray siltstone and sandstone, and thin lenticular layers of oolitic and fossiliferous red hematite. Thickness 200 to 800 feet; Clinch Sandstone - Clean, white, well-sorted sandstone; locally gray siltstone and shale. Combined Rockwood and Clinch thicknesses about 700 feet.
State Tennessee
Name Rockwood Formation and Clinch Sandstone
Geologic age Silurian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone
Comments East-Central 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

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Counties Anderson