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  • Usage in publication:
    • Maryville limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Keith, Arthur, 1895, Knoxville folio, Tennessee-North Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Atlas of the United States Folio, GF-16, 6 p., scale 1:125,000


Summary:

Pg. 3. Maryville limestone. Massive blue limestone, with little change in appearance except frequent earthy, siliceous bands and occasional grayish blue and mottled beds. Thickness 150 to 550 feet. Underlies Nolichucky shale and overlies Rogersville shale. Age is Middle Cambrian.
[GNC remark (ca. 1936, US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896, p. 1315): Foregoing is original definition of formation at type locality. The name, however, first appeared in print in 1894, in USDGS Estillville folio (no. 12), by M.R. Campbell, who accepted Keith's name, correlating the rocks of Estillville quadrangle with those in Knoxville quadrangle. He described the formation as consisting of 550 to 650 feet of comparatively pure heavy-bedded blue limestone carrying large masses of chert in southeastern part of quadrangle, "which make it difficult to separate from Knox dolomite." Underlies Nolichucky shale and overlies Rogersville shale.]
[Named from Maryville, Blount Co., northeastern TN. Extends into southeastern KY, southwestern VA, and western NC.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1315).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Maryville limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • 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:

The Maryville limestone is revised to be included in the Conasauga Group in eastern TN. Unit is fourth formation in the group. Overlies the Rogersville shale and underlies the Nolichucky shale, both of the Conasauga group. Thickness is 250 to 650 feet thick.

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


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

Ryder, R.T., 1992, Stratigraphic framework of Cambrian and Ordovician rocks in the central Appalachian basin from Morrow County, Ohio, to Pendleton County, West Virginia, IN Evolution of sedimentary basins; Appalachian basin: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin, 1839-G, p. G1-G25.


Summary:

In cross section E-E', in subsurface of Rome trough and Ohio-West Virginia hinge zone, WV, Maryville extended into WV and used for carbonate sequence. In Rome trough, is part of Conasauga Group and consists of lower unnamed limestone member and upper unnamed dolomite member. Sandstone beds found in middle part. In Ohio-West Virginia hinge zone, only upper unnamed dolomite member is present; lower limestone member is replaced by Rome Formation. Correlates with micritic limestone and shale previously assigned to Elbrook Limestone by Webb (1980) and to upper part of Rome limestone unit by Sutton (1981), and with micritic limestone and shale previously assigned to upper half of Maryville Limestone by Donaldson and others (1988). Unnamed limestone member and sandstone beds intertongue westward with sandstone of Rome Formation. Unnamed dolomite member correlates with Rome Formation of Janssens (1973) west of Ohio-West Virginia hinge zone; to the east, it becomes upper portion of Elbrook Dolomite near Allegheny structural front. Age ranges from Middle and Late Cambrian in Rome trough to Late Cambrian in Ohio-West Virginia hinge zone to the west, based on fossils.

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


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