Geology of Tennessee

Geology of Tennessee

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...surface. Towards the top, the bed ia laminated, with, occasionally, cross stratification, characters showing the formation of this portion in a current. Thickness 60 feet. ( (5) Carter's Creek Limestone. Heavy bedded, light dove col-ored limestones below, and gray above. The rock is quarried for building purposes. Has the characteristic group of fossils, and contains some chert. This rock is exposed at the top of the bluff, at the old cemetery. Thickness about Columbia, from 50 to 60 feet. (4) Olade Limestone. Well exposed in the bluff below the cemetery, and about the bridge. Thin bedded lime-stones with the usual fossils of this division. The greatest thickness seen above low water, is 80 feet. 691. The Carter's Creek Limestone occupies, in general, areas around those of the Glade Bed. It is also present in the hills and ridges occurring within the Glade areas. South of Elk Ridge, there are but few places where it comes to the surface, the limestones of the valleys, in that section of tho Central Basin, ( 233, 237, ) belonging, mainly, to the Nashville Formation. This division of the Trenton, however, does appear in the valley of Richland creek in Giles County. From Lyn ville, on down, to within five or six miles of Pulaski, its gray rocks are well seen at many points near the creeks. Campbellville is also located upon its rocks. A patch of it exists west of Pulaski j another, in the valley of the Elk, opposite upper Elkton. 692. A few miles below Columbia, the division sinks below the river; it is, then, only seen, occasionally, in patches, being brought to the surface on the backs of local waves. One of these patches occurs near Hampshire, another on Snow Creek, near Santa Fe, &c. 693. In Smith County, along the creeks between...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581717
  • 9781236581716