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Typical Facies of Fort Payne Buildups

Various rock types and bedding contribute to Waulsortian-like buildups in the Fort Payne Formation. Krause and Meyer (2004) identified five facies in Kentucky buildups, and Knox and Stapor (2003) described four facies in Tennessee buildups. Figure 1 is a diagram of typical Fort Payne buildups in Kentuck, demonstrating considerable variation in facies distribution in different buildups.

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Figure 1. Fort Payne buildups (mud mounds) are extremely variable,
but several facies are typical. Not all facies occur in all buildups.

Typical Facies Within and Around Buildups


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