|Geologic Maps of Maryland|
|Wicomico County (1968)|
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Newer geologic maps (1979) and topographic maps (1983) of Wicomico County are available through our List of Publications.
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Undifferentiated gray to buff sand and gravel, gray to brown lignitic silt and clay, occasional boulders, and rare shell beds.
Surficial deposits occur as intercalated fluvial sands and marsh muds (e.g. in upstream floodplains of the Wicomico and Nanticoke Rivers), well sorted, stabilized sand dunes (e.g. eastern Wicomico County), shell-bearing estuarine clays and silts (e.g. lower Dorchester County and Pocomoke River basin of Worcester County), and beach zone sands (e.g. Fenwick and Assateague Islands). Wisconsin to Holocene in age.
Subsurface deposits of pre-Wisconsin age consist of buff to reddish-brown sand and gravel locally incised into Miocene sediments (e.g. Salisbury area), estuarine to marine white to gray sands, and gray to blue, shell-bearing clays (e.g. Worcester County).
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