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Description of the Pungo River formation in Beaufort County

Bulletin 79

Prepared Cooperatively by the Geological Survey United States Department of the Interior
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Abstract

This report describes the lithology and stratigraphy of the Pungo River Formation that underlies part of Beaufort County, North Carolina. The formation contains potentially economic beds of phosphatic sand. It is composed of interbedded phosphatic clays, diatomaceous clays, phosphatic limestones, silty claystones, coquinas, calcareous clays, and phosphatic sands. The P2 0-, content of the phosphatic sands ranges up to a known maximum of about 21 percent of the raw core sample. The above materials usually occur in definite zones, or horizons, in the formation that may be traced laterally across the county.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
State/Local Government Series
Title:
Description of the Pungo River formation in Beaufort County
Series title:
Bulletin
Series number:
79
Year Published:
1965
Language:
English
Publisher:
North Carolina Department of Conservation and Development
Publisher location:
Raleigh, NC
Description:
vii, 131 p.; Maps: 4 Sheets
Country:
United States
State:
North Carolina
County:
Beaufort County