General Shale Products Company Pit, Madison Co., Alabama, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||34° 35' 3'' North , 86° 34' 21'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||34.58417,-86.57250|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
REF:Deposit:: BEG, MARZA A. & GEORGE, I. DAVID, AL DIR OF ACTIVE MINES
Deposit:: AL GEOL SURVEY MAP 176, FEB 20, 1976.
Commodities (Major) - Clay
Development Status: Producer
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252.17 - 541 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Paleozoic (252.17 - 541 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
323.2 - 358.9 Ma
Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Tuscumbia Limestone
Description: Light-gray limestone, partly oolitic near top; fine to very coarse-grained bioclastic crinoidal limestone common; light-gray chert nodules and concretions are scattered throughout and are abundant locally. The apparent thickness of the formation in this province varies due to differential dissolution of the carbonate in the unit.
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.