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A laterally discontinuous sandstone at the south end of the Tellico-Sevier syncline in Blount County, Tennessee, was mapped in 1955 by Robert Neuman and in 1965 by Neuman and Willis Nelson of the U.S. Geological Survey as a “quartzite” that they considered to be the uppermost bed of the Bays Formation (Ordovician). On the basis of new mapping and conodont biostratigraphy, lithostratigraphy, and regional K-bentonite correlations, this sandstone, a distinctive quartz arenite, is reassigned to and correlated with the Clinch Sandstone (Silurian). At the Harrison Branch section (HBRA) in Blount County, in an exposure near the confluence of Harrison...

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