An Upper Cretaceous paleodrainage system on the Coastal Plain unconformity of Alabama-Georgia
Published:September 24, 2021
Clinton Barineau*, Diana Ortega-Ariza*, 2021. "An Upper Cretaceous paleodrainage system on the Coastal Plain unconformity of Alabama-Georgia", Field Excursions from the 2021 GSA Section Meetings, Joan Florsheim, Christian Koeberl, Matthew P. McKay, Nancy Riggs
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Rocks of the Upper Cretaceous Tuscaloosa Formation (Cenomanian) and Eutaw Formation (Santonian) in southwestern Georgia and southeastern Alabama record an interval of fluvial and nearshore marine deposition. In the vicinity of Columbus, Georgia, basal units of the Tuscaloosa Formation consist of a residual paleosol built on crystalline rocks of the Appalachian Piedmont covered by conglomeratic sandstones deposited in braided stream systems flowing across the mid-Cenomanian Coastal Plain unconformity. The unconformity, which separates Cretaceous detrital rocks from underlying metamorphic rocks and residual paleosols built on those metamorphic rocks, lies primarily within the Tuscaloosa Formation in this region and is marked...
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