Drill hole CW 63 (61-109 ft) - Bear Bluff Fm (Pliocene of the United States)

Where: Bruswick County, North Carolina (34.1° N, 78.3° W: paleocoordinates 34.1° N, 77.4° W)

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Bear Bluff Formation, Pliocene (5.3 - 2.6 Ma)

• From 61-109 ft in the core (collar elevation at 60 ft). From Bear Bluff Formation (Pliocene?). Sample thickness is 48 ft. Unconformity seperates this bed from overlying Pleistocene unit. Basinal/regional section name: Brunswick.

• group of beds-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: coastal; lithified, pebbly, gray, calcareous sandstone

• No environmental information reported.
• Sandstone, very calcareous, pebbly, light olive gray (5 Y 6/1), fossils abundant but preserved primarily as molds.

Size class: macrofossils

Preservation: cast, mold/impression

Collection methods: core,

• Several taxa present, but only a few listed, also present are branching cheilostomes, echinoid plates and spines.

Primary reference: J. R. DuBar. 1971. Neogene Stratigraphy of the lower Coast Plain of the Carolinas. Atlantic Coastal Plain Geological Association 12th Annual Field Conference [A. Miller/A. Hendy]more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 60900: authorized by Austin Hendy, entered by Austin Hendy on 27.05.2006

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• Not exhaustive for mollusca, with excellent nomenclature.
 Pectinida - Pectinoidae
Amusium mortoni Ravenel 1844 scallop
 Balanomorpha - Balanidae
Balanus sp. Da Costa 1778 barnacle