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Geologic Unit: Woodway
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Woodway limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

Miller, R.L., and Brosge, W.P., 1950, Geology of the Jonesville district, Lee County, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Oil and Gas Investigations Map, OM-104, scale 1:31,680, See also USGS Bull. 990, 240 p, 1954


Summary:

Named the Woodway limestone for Woodway, Lee Co., VA. Consists of cryptocrystalline tan and gray limestone with interbeds and zones of medium-crystalline limestone; contains prominent zone of STROMATOCERIUM RUGOSUM at base. Thickness is 256 to 288 feet. Unit overlies the Hurricane Bridge limestone and underlies the Ben Hur limestone. The Woodway is of Middle Ordovician age.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Woodway limestone*
  • Modifications:
    • Principal reference
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Appalachian basin
Publication:

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

Harris, L.D., Stephens, J.G., and Miller, R.L., 1962, Geology of the Coleman Gap quadrangle, Tennessee and Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map, GQ-188, scale 1:24,000 [http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_637.htm]


Summary:

Geographically extended the Woodway Limestone to eastern TN. Lower 100 feet consists of interbedded light olive gray calcilutite and olive gray calcarenite in 3 inch wavy beds; upper part is mainly olive gray calcilutite with some olive gray calcarenite in bed 2 to 3 inches thick. Olive black chert nodules occur in lower part and near top. Thickness is 300 feet. Unit overlies the Hurricane Bridge Limestone and underlies the Ben Hur Limestone. The Woodway is of Middle Ordovician age.

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


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

Harris, L.D., 1965, Geologic map of the Wheeler quadrangle, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and Lee County, Virginia: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map, GQ-435, scale 1:24,000 [http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_903.htm]


Summary:

Revised the Woodway Limestone to be included within the Chickamauga Group in eastern TN as the sixth (ascending) formation. The lower third of the formation consists os interbedded light olive gray calcilutite in thin even beds and olive gray to olive black calcarenite in thin wavy beds; the upper part is olive gray calcilutite with some interbedded olive gray calcarenite. Sparse olive black chert occurs in lower and upper parts. The Woodway is of Middle Ordovician age.

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


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