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  • Usage in publication:
    • Pine Barren member*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Shale
    • Sand
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Mid-Gulf Coast basin
Publication:

MacNeil, F.S., 1946, The Midway and Wilcox stratigraphy of Alabama and Mississippi: U.S. Geological Survey Mineral Investigations Strategic Map, MS-3-195, scale 1:380,160


Summary:

Name Pine Barren proposed for lower member of Clayton formation in Wilcox Co, southwestern AL. Hard crystalline fossiliferous coarse sandy limestone ["TURRITELLA rock"], about 8 ft thick, forms upper part of member. Below this is a sequence of limestone, sandy clay shale, and loose to moderately porous to tight fine-grained calcareous sand. Beds of crystalline "TURRITELLA-bearing limestone occur at several levels in these loser beds. Coarse-grained sandy channel limestone or calcareous sand occurs sporadically at base. Maximum thickness about 175 ft. Underlies McBryde limestone member (new). Age is Paleocene.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Pine Barren Member
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Mid-Gulf Coast basin
Publication:

Raymond, D.E., Osborne, W.E., Copeland, C.W., and Neathery, T.L., 1988, Alabama stratigraphy: Geological Survey of Alabama Circular, no. 140, 97 p.


Summary:

In Wilcox, Lowndes, and Butler Cos, the Clayton Formation of the Midway Group is subdivided into two members. The lower Pine Barren Member consists of 150 ft of medium-gray fossiliferous calcareous silt, glauconitic sand, and thin beds of gray sandy limestone, while the upper McBryde Limestone Member consists of gray to white marl and clayey chalk 20 to 50 ft thick. Age is Paleocene (Danian).

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


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