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Providence Canyon, Lumpkin, Stewart Co., Georgia, USAi
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Providence CanyonCanyon
Lumpkin- not defined -
Stewart Co.County

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 4' 3'' North , 84° 54' 30'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 32.06763,-84.90845
GeoHash:G#: djew7vex3
Area:4.0 km2
Locality type:Canyon
Köppen climate type:Cfa : Humid subtropical climate
Nearest Settlements:
Lumpkin1,093 (2017)10.5km
Omaha116 (2010)13.2km
Richland1,496 (2017)22.8km
Georgetown973 (2011)27.7km
Cusseta11,267 (2011)29.4km

A canyon caused by by severe erosion from poor soil management practices in the 19th century. The Canyon exposes Paleocene Clay from the Clayton formation and Cretaceous Sand from the Providence sand formation.

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56 - 66 Ma

ID: 2781923
Clayton Formation

Age: Paleocene (56 - 66 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Clayton Formation

Description: Coastal Plain sedimentary rocks

Comments: Original map source: Georgia Geological Survey, A branch of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, 1999 (updated Oct, 2000), Digital Geologic Map of Georgia (ver 2), scale 1:500,000.

Lithology: Major:{sand,clay,limestone}

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]

66 - 145 Ma

ID: 3187335
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cretaceous (66 - 145 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. [154]

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