Geology of the Albany West quadrangle, Georgia

IMAP 348
Prepared in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Mines, Mining and Geology



The Albany West Quadrangle is near the east edge of the Dougherty Plain of southwestern Georgia, an area of karst topography. The Ocala limestone (uppoer Eocene) underlies the quadrangle and crops out along the Flint River and its tributaries and sinkholes. Sinkholes of two ages are developed in the limestone. A gravelly argillaceous sand of Pliocene(?) age is exposed in ditches near the Flint River and in a sinkhole in the western part of the quadrangle. Reddish brown, argillaceous, older Pleistocene sand, believed to be part of a marine terrace deposit above altitude 160 feet, overlies the Pliocene(?) and is exposed in a sinkhole. River terraces are present along the Flint River at altitudes of 175 and 200 feet. Accumulations of dune sand east of the Flint River are believed to have been derived from the earliest river-terrace deposit. The quadrangle is covered by a mixture of reddish-brown, argillaceous, older Pleistocene sand, and residuum containing siliceous boulders from the Ocala limestone, which has been mapped as residuum.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geology of the Albany West quadrangle, Georgia
Series title IMAP
Series number 348
DOI 10.3133/i348
Year Published 1962
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Description Plate: 41.67 x 36.05 inches
Country United States
State Georgia
County Dougherty County;Lee County
City Albany
Other Geospatial Dougherty Plain;Flint River
Scale 24000
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