Joynes Neck Sand

Joynes Neck Sand (upper Pleistocene, Mixon, 1985)). Yellowish-gray, fine to coarse sand coarsening downward to gravelly sand and sandy gravel. Cross-lamination in finer grained sands accentuated by black, heavy minerals. Unit was deposited in nearshore-shelf depositional environment; constitutes surficial deposit of coast-parallel terrace (altitude 23-26 feet) on eastern side of upland in Accomack County. Thickness ranges from 0 to 30 feet.
State Virginia
Name Joynes Neck Sand
Geologic age Quaternary
Lithologic constituents
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Gravel
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Sand
Comments Coastal Plain

Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, 1993, Geologic Map of Virginia: Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, scale 1:500,000.

Virginia Division of Mineral Resources, 2003, Digital Representation of the 1993 Geologic Map of Virginia, Publication 174, CD ROM (ISO-9660) contains image file, expanded explanation in pdf, and ESRI shapefiles, scale 1:500,000.

NGMDB product
Counties Accomack - Northampton