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Maury Co., Tennessee, USA

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Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 35° 41' 15'' North , 87° 3' 45'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 35.68750,-87.06250


NOTE: The geographic coordinates presented are taken from the Godwin topo map. The USGS GNIS database presents 17 sets of coordinates for this county.

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Mississippian
323.2 - 358.9 Ma
Fort Payne Formation and Chattanooga Shale

Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Fort Payne Formation; Chattanooga Shale

Description: Fort Payne Formation - Bedded chert; calcareous and dolomitic silicastone; minor limestone and shale; scattered lenses of crinoidal limestone. Thin green shale (Maury) at base. Average thickness about 250 feet (475 in Wells Creek area); and Chattanooga Shale - Black carbonaceous shale, fissile. Thickness 0 to 70 feet; average about 20 feet. (Mapped as MDc on East-Central and East sheets)

Comments: West-Central sheet

Lithology: Major:{chert}, Minor:{siltstone}, Incidental:{limestone, shale, black shale}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

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References

McKelvey, V.E. (1967), Phosphate Deposits: USGS Bulletin 1252-D.

Milici, Robert C. and Smith, James W. (1969), Stratigraphy of the Chickamauga Supergroup in Its Type Area: Tennessee Geological Survey No. 24.

National Geochemical Database - Rocks - USGS File # D154889,D154892, and D1548893 (phosphorite).

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