Kent Island Formation

Kent Island Formation (upper Pleistocene, Owens and Denny, 1979). Pale-gray to yellowish-gray, medium to coarse sand and sandy gravel grading upward into poorly to wellsorted, fine to medium sand, in part clayey and silty. Unit is a surficial deposit of broad, bayward-sloping lowland (altitude ranges from sea level to about 20 feet) bordering east side of Chesapeake Bay. Thickness ranges from a feather-edge at scarp along eastern edge of lowland to about 40 feet in downdip areas.
State Virginia
Name Kent Island Formation
Geologic age Quaternary
Lithologic constituents
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Gravel
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Sand
Comments Coastal Plain, East of Chesapeake Bay

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.

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Counties Accomack - Northampton