Fort Payne Formation
|Fort Payne Chert|
Stratigraphic range: Viséan
|Underlies||Tuscumbia Limestone and Ullin Formation|
|Overlies||Maccrady Formation and Springville Formation|
|Region||Appalachia and Southeastern United States|
|Extent||Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, and Virginia|
The Fort Payne Formation, or Fort Payne Chert, is a geologic formation found in the southeastern region of the United States. It is a Mississippian Period cherty limestone, that overlies the Chattanooga Shale (or locally the Maury Formation), and underlies the St. Louis Limestone (lower Tuscumbia Limestone in Alabama). To the north, it grades into the siltstone Borden Formation. It preserves fossils dating back to the Carboniferous period.
- Carboniferous United States
- Carboniferous stratigraphic units of North America
- Mississippian (geologic period)
- List of fossiliferous stratigraphic units in Kentucky
- USGS.gov: Fort Payne Formation
- Various Contributors to the Paleobiology Database. "Fossilworks: Gateway to the Paleobiology Database". Archived from the original on 31 July 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014.
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