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Saprolite formation beneath Coastal Plain sediments near Washington, D.C.

Geological Society of America Bulletin
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Abstract

Three lines of evidence indicate that this buried weathering profile (saprolite) has formed in the subsurface and is post-Miocene in age. The post-Miocene age for the subsurface saprolite profile shows that not all saprolite beneath Cretaceous sediment is pre-Cretaceous in age. These observations have important implications for the interpretation of age of the exposed Piedmont saprolite. -from Authors

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Saprolite formation beneath Coastal Plain sediments near Washington, D.C.
Series title Geological Society of America Bulletin
Volume 96
Issue 7
Year Published 1985
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Geological Society of America Bulletin
First page 886
Last page 900
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