Omar Formation - Accomack Member

Accomack Member of Omar Formation (middle Pleistocene, Mixon, 1985). Light-to dark-gray, light-yellowish-gray, brownish-gray, and yellowish-orange sand, gravel, silt, clay, and peat of south west-trending central upland (altitude 38-50 feet) in Accomack County. Upper part of unit is bounded on east and west by ocean- and bay-facing scarps; lower part present in subsurface of adjacent lowland areas where it is overlain unconformably by Upper Pleistocene and Holocene deposits. In northern part of county, unit is a barrier-back barrier sequence of clean, cross-bedded, gravelly sand (above) and peat, clayey silt, and muddy sand (below); mollusks include Crassostrea, Mercenaria, and Noetia. In southern part of county, fine to coarse, trough cross-bedded sands of barrier-spit origin overlie fine- to very-fine-grained, muddy, nearshore-shelf sand containing Spisula, Ensis, Anomia, and Mulinia. At base of unit, pebbly to bouldery, medium- to very-coarse-grained sand and thick, compact clay-silts constitute the fluvial-estuarine fill of a paleochannel of the Susquehanna River system. Accomack Member and underlying channel fill are as much as 200 feet, or more, in thickness.
State Virginia
Name Omar Formation - Accomack Member
Geologic age Quaternary
Lithologic constituents
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Silt
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Gravel
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Sand
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Clay
Unconsolidated > Peat
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