Newala Formation, including Mascot Dolomite and Kingsport Formation

Newala Formation includes Mascot Dolomite - Light-gray, fine-grained, well-bedded cherty dolomite; mottled (red and green) dolomite characteristic; interbeds of bluish-gray limestone in upper part; chert-matrix quartz sandstone at base. Erosional unconformity at top. Thickness 350 to 800 feet; and Kingsport Formation - Gray, fine-grained, sparingly cherty dolomite with basal dense, gray limestone sequence. Thickness about 250 feet.
State Tennessee
Name Newala Formation, including Mascot Dolomite and Kingsport Formation
Geologic age Ordovician
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone
Comments East sheet

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

NGMDB product
Counties Anderson - Campbell - Claiborne - Cocke - Grainger - Greene - Hamblen - Hancock - Hawkins - Jefferson - Knox - Sevier - Sullivan - Union