Stratigraphy of Georgia

Cenozoic Marine Terraces

Cenozoic Stratigraphy of Georgia

Series

Provincial Stages

Western Georgia

Central Georgia

Eastern Georgia

 

Holocene

 

 

 

Silver Bluff Terrace

 

Princess Anne Terrace

 

Pleistocene

 

Satilla Formation

Pamlico Terrace

 

 

Talbot Terrace

Sangamon

Wicomico Terrace

 

Penholoway Terrace

Yarmouth

Okefenokee Terrance

 

Waycross Terrace

 

Argyle Terrance

 

Claxton Terrace

 

Pearson Terrace

 

Hazlehurst Terrace

 

Pliocene

 

Upper

Citronelle Formation

Miccossukee Formation

Nashua Formation

Cypresshead Formation

Jackson Bluff Formation

Raysor Formation

Lower

 

 

Wabasso Beds

 

 

Miocene

 

Middle

Altamaha Formation

Coosawhatchie Formatin

 

Statenville Formation

 

Coosawhatchie Formation

Ebenezer mem. – Charlton mem. – Screven mem

Berryville Clay member

Tybee member

 

Lower

Torreya Formation

Dogtown member

Unnamed dolostone, sand, clay

 

Marks Head Formation

Sopchoppy member

Chattahoochee Formation

 

Parachucla Formation

 

Parachucla Formation

Porters Landing member

 

Cooper Formation

Tiger Leap mem.

                       

 

Series

Provincial Stages

Western Georgia

Central Georgia

Eastern Georgia

 

 

 

 

Eocene

 

Jacksonian

 

Ocala Limestone

 

Tobacco Road Sand

 

Barnwell Group

Tobacco Road Sand

 

 

Ocmulgee Limestone

Sandersville Limestone

 

Dry Branch

Twiggs Clay

Irwinton Sand

Dry Branch

Twiggs Clay

Irwinton Sand

Tivola Limestone

Griffins Landing

Moody’s Branch

Formation

Clinchfield

Riggins Mill member

Treadwell member

Clinchfield

 

Albion member

 

Utley Limestone member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claibornian

 

 

 

Santee Limestone

 

 

Lisbon Formation

 

 

 

 

 

Warley Hill Formation

 

 

Tallahatta Formation

Huber Formation

Jeffersonville member

Congaree Formation

 

Marion Member

 

Fourmile Branch Formation

 

 

Sabinian

Hatchetigbee/Bashi Formations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paleocene

Tuscahoma Formation

Snapp Formation (only subsurface)

Snapp Formation

 

Nanafalia/Baker Hill Formations

Ellenton Formation

 

 

 

 

Ellenton Formation

 

 

Midwayan

 

Black Mingo Formation (only subsurface)

 

 

Porters Creek Formation

 

Clayton Formation

Ellenton Formation

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

Mesozoic Stratigraphy of Georgia

 

Series

European Stages

Provincial Stages

Western Georgia

surface deposits

Central Georgia

Upper portion surface, some subsurface

Eastern Georgia

All subsurface deposits

 

 

 

 

 

Upper

Cretaceous

 

Maastrichtian

 

 

Navarroan

 

 

 

 

Providence Sand

 

Ripley Formation

Steel Creek Formation

Steel Creek Formation

 

 

 

Campanian

 

 

Cusseta Sand

 

Gaillard Formation/ Buffalo Creek

(Kaolin)

 

 

Black Creek Group

 

 

 

Tayloran

 

Black Creek Formation

 

 

Middendorf Formation

 

 

Blufftown Formation

 

 

 

Austinian

 

Santonian

Eutaw Formation

Pio Nono Formation

 

Coniacian

Tuscaloosa Formation

 

Cape Fear Formation

 

 

Turonian

 

Eaglefordian

 

 

 

Tuscaloosa Formation

 

Cape Fear Formation

 

 

 

Cenomanian

 

Woodbinian

 

 

 

 Blank spaces are hiatuses.

 

Paleozoic Stratigraphy of Georgia

Time

Units

Pennsylvanian

Crab Orchard            Rockcastle

 Mountains                Vandever   (Morgan Springs, Lantana)

                                      Newton

                                      Whitwell (Sawanee, Richland)

                                      Sewanee (Wilder)

 

Gizzard               Signal Point

                            Warren Point (Bon Air)

                           Raccoon Mountain (Sale Creek)

Mississippian

Pennington shale

 

Bangor limestone

 

Hartselle Sandstone

Floyd Shale?

Gonconda limestone

 

Gasper limestone

 

Ste. Genevieve limestone

 

St. Louis limestone

 

Ft. Payne Chert (Lavender)

Devonian

Chattanooga shale

 

Armuchee chert  (Frog Mountain)

Silurian

Red Mountain Formation          Upper

(Rockwood Fm?)                       Middle

                                                   Lower

Silurian

Sequatchie Formation                Mannie

                                                   Shellmound

                                                   Ringgold

Upper Ordovician

Maysville limestone

Upper Ordovician

Trenton limestone

Middle Ordovician

Lowville-Moccasin limestone

 

Ottossee (Sevier) shale

 

Tellico Formation

(Ridley Limestone?)

Where should this unit be?

Athens Shale  - Rockmart slate?

 

Holston marble

 

Lebanon limestone

 

Lenoir limestone               Mosheim limestone member

                                          Deaton member

 

Mosheim limestone

 

Murfreesboro limestone

Cambro – Ordovician

Newala limestone

 

Knox dolomite               Longview Limestone

                                       Chepultepec Dolomite

                                       Copper Ridge Dolomite

Cambrian

Conasauga formation – Maynardville limestone

                                       Nolichucky shale

                                      Maryville limestone

                                      Rogersville shale

                                      Honaker Dolomite

 

Rome Formation

 

Shady dolomite

 

Weisner quartzite – Chilhowee group

 Paleozoic Strata