The Pliocene Citronelle Formation of the Gulf Coastal Plain

Professional Paper 98-L



In the spring of 1910 the writer, working under the direction of T. Wayland Vaughan, geologist in charge of Coastal Plain investigations, undertook a study of the later Tertiary formations of the Gulf Coastal Plain. According to the plans outlined before the work was begun, the beds that had formerly been grouped under the names Lafayette formation and Grand Gulf formation were to be studied with a view to their possible separation into more satisfactory stratigraphic units that might be correlated with other formations which, on the basis of their fossils, had been assigned to their proper positions in the geologic time scale. The original plan included a study of the post-Vicksburgian Tertiary deposits from western Florida to Mississippi River and correlations with formations previously recognized in Florida, southern Alabama, and Louisiana. This plan was subsequently modified to extend the investigation as far west as Sabine River. The field work was interrupted and the office work was delayed by calls for geologic work in other areas, so that the preparation of the reports could not be begun until the spring of 1914.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title The Pliocene Citronelle Formation of the Gulf Coastal Plain
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 98
Chapter L
DOI 10.3133/pp98L
Year Published 1916
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, DC
Description 26 p.
First page 167
Last page 192
Country United States
State Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi
Other Geospatial Gulf Coastal Plain region
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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