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Geologic Unit: Socastee

Usage:

Socastee Formation (SC*,NC*,GA)


Geologic age:

Quaternary (late Pleistocene)*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Type section (backbarrier facies): loc. WA-28, in northwest bank of Intracoastal Waterway near Socastee Swamp, approx. 0.2 mi southwest of U.S. Highway 501, [Myrtle Beach 7.5-min quadrangle], Horry Co., northeastern SC (DuBar and others, 1974).
[Reference localities], subsurface and surface: (1) drillhole, loc. H-39, and adjacent exposures on south edge of Myrtle Beach, [Myrtle Beach 7.5-min quadrangle], Horry Co., northeastern SC; and (2) loc. WA-72, exposures at Hurl Rocks Beach, at seaward end of 20th Ave. S., Myrtle Beach, [Myrtle Beach 7.5-min quadrangle], Horry Co., northeastern SC (DuBar and others, 1974).


AAPG geologic province:

Atlantic Coast basin*
South Georgia sedimentary province


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