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Hinton Formation

Hinton Formation (part of Mauch Chunk Group) - red, green, and medium-gray shale and sandstone, with a few thin limestone beds, including the Avis.
State West Virginia
Name Hinton Formation
Geologic age Mississippian
Comments Thickness: Southeastern 800-1350 ft
Primary rock type shale
Secondary rock type sandstone
Other rock types limestone
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Map references
Digital version of 1968 printed map available from with the specific data available from
Unit references
Cardwell, D.H., Erwin, R.B., and Woodward, H.P., 1968 (slightly revised 1986), Geologic Map of West Virginia: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey, Map 1, East Sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Counties Greenbrier - Mercer - Monroe - Nicholas - Pendleton - Pocahontas - Raleigh - Randolph - Summers - Tucker - Webster