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Tuscaloosa Formation - GMH 133-1 Taylor County
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
N 32° 37.899 W 084° 15.175
16S E 757723 N 3613785
Quick Description: Located on US 19 5.5 miles north of Butler, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/23/2008 6:55:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM4RH6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
Views: 12

Long Description:
The sand clay formation here represents the first prominent Coastal Plain deposits laid upon an ancient floor of granites and gneisses. Southward this formation (Tus¬caloosa Upper Cretaceous) becomes more and more deeply buried and contains marine beds. These rocks are more than 60,000,000 years old. Still older Lower Cretaceous rocks underlie them down the dip.

Oil fields of Alabama and Mississippi are from marine beds of this formation, which occur also in Georgia to the south, indicating oil in Georgia too.

Type of Marker: Highway

Marker #: GHM 133-1

Date: 1953

Sponsor: Georgia Historical Commission

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