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  • Usage in publication:
    • Kingsport formation
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Dolomite
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Oder, C.R.L., and Miller, H.W., 1945, Stratigraphy of the Mascot-Jefferson City zinc district [Tennessee]: American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers Technical Publication, no. 1818, 9 p., Reprinted in Tennessee Div. Geol. Rpt. Inv., no. 12, 1961


Summary:

Named the Kingsport formation for Kingsport, Sullivan Co., TN. Consists of (ascending), 1) 178 to 216 feet of mainly brown limestone locally altered to crystalline dolomite, interbedded with light to dark gray, fine-grained dolomite with numerous cherty layers, 2) 33 to 38 feet of light to dark gray and brownish, fine-grained to finely crystalline dolomite and some brown limestone, 3) 44 to 50 feet of light brownish gray to nearly white, fine-grained dolomite, some which is lithographic in texture, and 4) 101 to 135 feet of fairly light to dark, fine-grained dolomite with some interbedded brown limestone. Unit overlies the Longview formation and is separated from the overlying Mascot formation by a chert matrix sand about 6 inches thick. The Kingsport is of Early Ordovician age.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Kingsport dolomite*
  • Modifications:
    • First used
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Rodgers, John, 1953, Geologic map of east Tennessee with explanatory text: Tennessee Division of Geology Bulletin, no. 58, pt. 2, 167 p.


Summary:

Name Kingsport dolomite appears on map legend. Unit occurs below Mascot dolomite.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Kingsport dolomite*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Miller, R.L., and Brosge, W.P., 1954, Geology and oil resources of the Jonesville district, Lee County, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 990, 240 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:24,000), See also USGS Oil and Gas Inv. Prelim. Map OM-104, scale 1:31,680, 1950 [http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_21267.htm]


Summary:

Geographically extended the Kingsport dolomite to southwestern VA. Unit overlies the Longview dolomite and underlies the Mascot dolomite. The Kingsport is 119 to 272 feet thick.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Kingsport Limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Brokaw, A.L., Dunlap, J.C., and Rodgers, John, 1966, Geology and mineral deposits of the Mosheim and Johnson anticlines, Greene County, Tennessee, IN Contributions to economic geology, 1965: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1222-A, p. A1-A21, (incl. geologic map, scale 1:24,000) [http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_21292.htm]


Summary:

Revised the Kingsport to the Kingsport Limestone in eastern TN. Consists of blue and bluish-gray very fined-grained limestone in the lower third of the formation, and light gray, very fine-grained silty dolomite in the upper two-thirds. Formation is cherty throughout occurring as flattened nodules. The base of the Kingsport is placed at the bottom of the thick limestone overlying the Longview Dolomite, and the top of the formation is placed at the base of the lowest distinctive quartzitic sandstone of the overlying Mascot Dolomite. Thickness is about 230 feet. The Kingsport Limestone is of Early Ordovician age.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Kingsport Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Harris, L.D., 1969, Kingsport Formation and Mascot Dolomite (Lower Ordovician) of East Tennessee: Tennessee Division of Geology Report of Investigations, no. 23, p. 1-37.


Summary:

Abandoned the Longview Dolomite in Tennessee and redefined the Kingsport Formation and Mascot Dolomite. Included the Longview in the Kingsport and lowered the upper contact of the Kingsport with the overlying Mascot. The Kingsport contains limestone and medium to coarse-crystalline dolomite; Mascot contains very finely crystalline dolomite (part of which used to be referred to Kingsport). The reason for this revision is that the original formations in the upper part of the Knox Group were divided by fossil content and were not readily mappable.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Kingsport Dolomite Member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Kulander, B.R., and Dean, S.L., 1986, Structure and tectonics of central and southern Appalachian Valley and Ridge and Plateau province, West Virginia and Virginia: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 70, no. 11, p. 1674-1684. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Reduced the rank of the Kingsport to a member of the Beekmantown Formation. Revision shows up on figure 3 for the southern Appalachian region but is not discussed in text. Unit overlies the Longview Member and underlies the Mascot Member of the Beekmantown Formation.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Kingsport Formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
    • Biostratigraphic dating
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Tull, J.F., Harris, A.G., Repetski, J.E., McKinney, F.K., Garrett, C.B., and Bearce, D.N., 1988, New paleontologic evidence constraining the age and paleotectonic setting of the Talladega slate belt, southern Appalachians: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 100, no. 8, p. 1291-1299.


Summary:

The uppermost unit of the Sylacauga Marble Group (Tull, 1982), the Gantts Quarry Formation of Tull (1985), contains Early Ordovician conodonts that confirm correlation with the Newala Limestone, Kingsport Formation, and Mascot Dolomite of the Appalachian foreland.

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


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