The Clayton formation (Paleocene) of Alabama - I. On the Clayton Formation Lithostratotype
AbstractA recently published measured section of the lithostratotype of the Paleocene Clayton Formation at Clayton, Barbour County, Alabama, interpreted the Clayton Formation as consisting primarily of crystalline limestone. A measured section interpreting the type Clayton as a section of calcareous sands with a prominent black clay bed is presented here. It is suggested that the carbonate section may actually have been to the southeast of the lithostratotype , where a carbonate facies does predominate.