Cross (Loc. 20) - Raysor Marl (Campbell et al. 1975 coll.) (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Berkeley County, South Carolina (33.3° N, 80.1° W: paleocoordinates 33.4° N, 79.5° W)

• coordinate based on nearby landmark

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Raysor Formation, Late/Upper Pliocene (3.6 - 2.6 Ma)

• Local section name: Cross. Basinal/regional section name: Berkeley.

•From Raysor Marl (late middle Pliocene age, ~3.6 Ma). Raysor Marl is laterally equivalent to the lower Goose Creek Limestone, although older publications suggest it unconformably overlies that unit. The Raysor Marl, as described by Sloan (1907), Cooke (1936), and Weems et al. (1982) is a silty quartz sand. Lithostratigraphically and biostratigraphically equivalent beds are present at the former Raysor Bridge locality, South Carolina. Ecological analysis indicates that the assemblage is Raysor (K-5).

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; poorly lithified, shelly/skeletal, silty sandstone

• No environmental data reported.
• Silty quartz sand.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: midden

Reposited in the USNM

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Campbell et al. (1975) collection. Material reposited in Converse College, Charleston Museum, USNM and USCS.

Primary reference: M.R. Campbell and L.D. Campbell. 1995. Preliminary biostratigraphy and molluscan fauna of the Goose Creek Limestone of eastern South Carolina. Tulane Studies in Geology and Paleontology 27:53-100 [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: biostratigraphic analysis

PaleoDB collection 60941: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 28.05.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Exhaustive for Mollusca. Nomenclature is authoritative and modern.
 Trochoidea - Solariellidae
Solariella gemma Tuomey and Holmes 1856 snail
latex cast
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Amusium mortoni Ravenel 1844 scallop
calcitic shell
Pecten hemicyclicus Ravenel 1834 scallop
calcitic shell
 Cardiida - Chamidae
Arcinella cornuta Conrad 1866 jewel box
latex cast
 Cardiida - Veneridae
Chione erosa venus clam
latex cast
 Pholadida - Pholadidae
Teredina fistula clam
internal mold