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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 38 (1954)

Issue: 8. (August)

First Page: 1741

Last Page: 1747

Title: Cretaceous and Pleistocene Section in Northern End of Mississippi Embayment

Author(s): Berlen C. Moneymaker (2), Leland F. Grant (3)


Detailed geologic investigations of a steam-plant site involved the study and sampling of 304 feet of unconsolidated sediments in a small area in the northern end of the Mississippi Embayment. These investigations yielded information on the local character of the bedrock floor upon which Upper Cretaceous sediments were deposited as well as detailed information on the character of the Upper Cretaceous and Pleistocene sediments. A basal Upper Cretaceous gravel heretofore assigned to the Tuscaloosa formation, although not everywhere present, is believed to be of late Selma or early Ripley age. The Tertiary is not represented in the small area studied, having been removed by late- or post-Tertiary erosion.

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