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Graves Co., Kentucky, USA

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Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 48' 45'' North , 88° 41' 15'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 36.81250,-88.68750
Neighbouring regions:

NOTE: The geographic coordinates presented are taken from the Hickory topo map. The USGS GNIS database presents 16 sets of coordinates for this county.

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7 valid minerals.

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Holocene - Tertiary
0 - 66 Ma

ID: 2736594
Continental deposits and loess, undifferentiated

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Description: Continental deposits and loess, undifferentiated; West of the Tennessee River

Lithology: Major:{fine alluvium}, Minor:{gravel,sand}

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]

0 - 2.588 Ma

ID: 1903483

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Silt, brown, tan, and gray, in part sandy and clayey, nonstratified; dark-brown iron-oxide nodules commonly present; unit covers much of area; probably of eolian origin. Material mapped as loess on slopes and headwater valley bottoms is probably in part colluvium or alluvium. Thickness based on drill-hole information.

Comments: Ql; Hickory Quadrangle (GQ-457) | | Map description and column:

Lithology: Silt

Reference: KGS Databases, Maps, and Publications. Kentucky 1:24,000 Geologic Map. Kentucky Geological Survey. [22]

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Olive, Wilds W. and Flinch, Warren L. (1969), Stratigraphic and Mineralogic Relations and Ceramic Properties of Clay Deposits of Eocene Age in the Jackson Purchase Region, Kentucky and in Adjacent Parts of Tennessee: USGS Bulletin 1282.

Ransom, Jay Ellis (1974), Gems and Minerals of America.

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