Saluda Dolomite: Member of the Drakes Formation

Saluda Dolomite is a type of rock that may form overhangs, and waterfalls, and other fascinating features in tributaries and along ravines in Floyds Fork. The rock is quarried for local use and has aquifer for domestic and farm use.  Saluda Dolomite has rolling to moderately steep land.  On upland terraces, sinkholes are common.  They may allow groundwater contamination by cesspools and septic tanks.  Engineering testing is necessary for subsurface voids for siting building foundations.

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[Bardstown] [Alluvium] [Lacustrine] [Louisville Limestone]

[Waldron Shale] [Laurel] [Osgood and Brassfield]

[Saluda Dolomite] [Rowland] [Great Lake Limestone] 

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