Geology Of The Milford And Mispillion River Quadrangles

Author(s)Ramsey, K.W.
Author(s)Groot, J.J.
Date Accessioned2008-04-02T18:57:13Z
Date Available2008-04-02T18:57:13Z
Publication Date1997
AbstractInvestigation of the Neogene and Quaternary geology of the Milford and Mispillion River quadrangles has identified six formations: the Calvert, Choptank, and St. Marys formations of the Chesapeake Group, the Columbia Formation, and the Lynch Heights and Scotts Comers formations of the Delaware Bay Group. Stream, swamp, marsh, shoreline, and estuarine and bay deposits of Holocene age are also recognized. The Calvert, Choptank, and St. Marys formations were deposited in inner shelf marine environments during the early to late Miocene. The Columbia Formation is of fluvial origin and was deposited during the middle Pleistocene prior to the erosion and deposition associated with the formation of the Lynch Heights Formation. The Lynch Heights Formation is of fluvial and estuarine origin and is of middle Pleistocene age. The Scotts Corners Formation was deposited in tidal, nearshore, and estuarine environments and is of late Pleistocene age. The Scotts Corners Formation and the Lynch Heights Formation are each interpreted to have been deposited during more than one cycle of sea-level rise and fall. Latest Pleistocene and Holocene deposition has occurred over the last 11,000 years.en_US
PublisherNewark, DE: Delaware Geological Survey, University of Delawareen_US
Part of SeriesReport of Investigationsen_US
Part of Series55en_US
KeywordsChesapeake Groupen_US
KeywordsLynch Heights Formationen_US
KeywordsCalvert Formationen_US
KeywordsChoptank Formationen_US
KeywordsSt. Marys Formationen_US
KeywordsColumbia Formationen_US
KeywordsScotts Corners Formationen_US
KeywordsDelaware Bay Groupen_US
TitleGeology Of The Milford And Mispillion River Quadranglesen_US
TypeTechnical Reporten_US
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