Loc. 86 - Fuller's Earth Creek [Black Mingo Fm] (Paleocene of the United States)

Where: Sumter County, South Carolina (33.8° N, 80.6° W: paleocoordinates 35.0° N, 63.3° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Black Mingo Formation, Late/Upper Paleocene (58.7 - 55.8 Ma)

• STRATIGRAPHIC RELATIONS: From the Black Mingo, which regionally unconformably overlies the PeeDee Fm (Late Cretaceous) and is regionally unconformably overlain by the McBean Fm (Eocene); the formation is laterally equialent to the Aquia Fm and the Wilcox Gp. AGE: Paleocene in text; here assigned to Late Paleocene on the basis of more recent biostratigraphic dating. STRATIGRAPHIC POSITION: From ledge of hard silicified sandstone of unknown position in formation.

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, shelly/skeletal, cherty/siliceous sandstone

• ENVIRONMENT: Shallow marine, shelfal siliciclastic.
• SPECIFIC LITHOLOGY: Hard silicified sandstone containing fossil shells. LITHIFICATION: Lithified, assumed on the basis of facies description.

Size class: macrofossils

Collected by Cooke

Collection methods: surface (in situ),


Primary reference: C. W. Cooke. 1936. Geology of the Coastal Plain of South Carolina. United States Geological Survey Bulletin 837 [A. Hendy/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 92482: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 16.11.2009

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• COVERAGE: Limited to characteristic bivalves and gastropods. NOMENCLATURE: Not an authoritative publication and with antiquated nomenclature but with species-resolution identifications. Nomenclature updated with subsequent publications.
 Carditida - Carditidae
Venericardia (Venericor) mingoensis Gardner and Bowles 1939 clam
 Sorbeoconcha - Turritellidae
"Turritella mortoni" = Kapalmerella mortoni
"Turritella mortoni" = Kapalmerella mortoni Conrad 1830 turret shell