EAST TENNESSEE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
2013 Spring Field Trip


Geology in the Area of the Oak Ridge Reservation

Anderson County, Tennessee
Saturday, March 30, 2013

Trip Leader:
Professor Robert D. Hatcher Jr.
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Stop 4 

Top-of-Knox Unconformity at Edgemoor Road-Melton Lake Drive Intersection


Click the links below to see photographs at each of the field trip stops. 

Stop 1 Rome Formation and Conasauga Group Rocks at Clark Center Park
Stop 2 Chickamauga Group (and Rome Formation) at Solway Bridge
Stop 3 Knox Group along CSX Track near TVA Bull Run Steam Plant
Stop 4 Top-of-Knox Unconformity at Edgemoor Road-Melton Lake Drive Intersection
Stop 5 Silurian (~440 Ma) Rockwood Formation on Melton Lake Drive
Stop 6 Rome Formation at Moores Gap Church on Moores Gap Road (I-75 Frontage Road)
Stop 7 Relationships along I-75 from Clinton to Caryville Exit
Stop 8 Pennsylvanian Rocks across from Recycle Center on TN 330 East of Oliver Springs
Stop 9 Rocks Exposed at the Southwest end of County Club Estates in Oak Ridge

All photos by Bob Gelinas unless otherwise specified. 

Stop 4 Top-of-Knox Unconformity at Edgemoor Road-Melton Lake Drive Intersection.  Unconformity represents 8 m.y. missing time. Determined by conodonts in rock units.

Photograph by J. Brad Stephenson
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