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  • Usage in publication:
    • Jewell Bluff Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Siltstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Cincinnati arch
Publication:

Wilson, R.L., 1979, The stratigraphy of exposed rocks in Hamilton County, Tennessee: Tennessee Division of Geology Bulletin, no. 79, 128 p.


Summary:

Jewell Bluff Formation named in Meigs Co., TN, and assigned to Stones River Group. Unit is gray, greenish-gray, and reddish-gray thin-bedded to medium-bedded limestone and siltstone. Divided into informal lower and upper members. Thickness 104 m. Unconformably overlies Mascot Dolomite of Knox Group and conformably underlies Carters Limestone of Stones River Group. Interfingers with Pond Spring Formation, Murfreesboro, Ridley, and Lebanon Limestones, all of Stones River Group. Age is Middle Ordovician.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


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