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Stratigraphic and Environmental Relationships of Middle and Upper Ordovician Rocks in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama

Burchard D. Carter
Burchard D. Carter
Department of Geology and Physics Georgia Southwestern College Americus, Georgia
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Timothy M. Chowns
Timothy M. Chowns
Department of Geology West Georgia College Carrollton, Georgia
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January 01, 1988


Middle and Upper Ordovician sediments in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama can be separated into three facies complexes. The northwestern complex is dominated by shallow water and peritidal carbonates, the central complex by red, peritidal clastics, and the southeastern complex by basinal black shales.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

The Trenton Group (Upper Ordovician Series) of Eastern North America: Deposition, Diagenesis, and Petroleum

Brain D. Keith
Brain D. Keith
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
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January 01, 1988




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