Pliocene and Pleistocene, Volume 3 (Google eBook)

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Johns Hopkins Press, 1906 - Geology - 291 pages
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Page 28 - perswaded, they contained more than probabilities. The vesture of the earth in most places doth manifestly proue the nature of the soyle to be lusty and very rich. The colour of the earth we found in diverse places, resembleth bole Armoniac, terra sigillata ad Lemnia, Fullers earth, Marie, and divers other such appearances. But generally for the most part
Page 28 - ad Lemnia, Fullers earth, Marie, and divers other such appearances. But generally for the most part it is a blacke sandy mould, in some places a fat slimy clay, in other places a very barren gravell. But the best ground is knowne by the vesture it beareth, as by the greatnesse of trees, or abundance of
Page 107 - As explained above, these as a rule do not lie in well-defined beds, but grade into each other both vertically and horizontally. The coarser materials, with the exception of the iceborne boulders, are usually found with a cross-bedded structure, while the clays and finer materials are either developed in lenses or are
Page 57 - 1860. Tyson, PT First Eeport of Philip T. Tyson, State Agricultural Chemist, to the House of Delegates of Maryland, Jan. 1860. 8vo. 145 pp. Annapolis, 1860. Maps. Md. Sen. Doc. [E]. Md. House Doc. [C].
Page 11 - Excellency Edwin Warfield, Governor of Maryland and President of the Geological Survey Commission. Sir:—I have the honor to present herewith the third volume of a series of reports dealing with the systematic geology and paleontology of Maryland.
Page 156 - In brief, the clays carrying plant remains are regarded as lagoon deposits made in ponded stream channels and gradually buried beneath the advancing beach of the Talbot sea. The clays carrying marine and brackish-water organisms are believed to have been at first off-shore deposits made in moderately deep water and later brackish-water deposits
Page 64 - Whitney, Milton. The Soils of Maryland. Md. Agri. Exper. Sta., Bull. No. 21, College Park, 1893, 58 pp., map. General discussion of Maryland soil, its types, texture, and absorption properties. Agriculture and Live Stock [of Maryland], Maryland, its Resources, Industries, and Institutions. Baltimore, 1893, pp. 154-217. Gives many interesting facts on the
Page 147 - the Talbot formation, is a problem which engaged the attention of the author until it appeared that the apparent unconformity with the Talbot, although in a sense real, does not, however, represent an appreciable lapse of time and that, consequently, the clay lenses are actually a part of that formation. In
Page 111 - Yet it is not improbable that in some places the waves of the advancing sea in Sunderland, Wicomico, and Talbot times did not entirely remove the beds of the preceding period of deposition over the area covered by the sea in its next transgression. Especially would deposits laid down in
Page 28 - sandy mould, in some places a fat slimy clay, in other places a very barren gravell. But the best ground is knowne by the vesture it beareth, as by the greatnesse of trees, or abundance of weedes, &c.