Manasquan Formation

Geologic Time Period
Paleocene to Eocene

Coastal Plain - Primarily Subsurface Unit

The following description was published in GM13 Geologic Map of New Castle County, Delaware, Ramsey, K.W., 2005:

Consists of 30 ft of silty, shelly, fine sands that are commonly glauconitic (Benson and Spoljaric, 1996). Deposited during the latest Paleocene to early Eocene (Benson and Spoljaric, 1996). Based on microfossils (unpublished DGS file data), it can be characterized as an open shelf deposit.


Benson, R.N., and Spoljaric, N., 1996, <a href="/publications/b20-stratigraphy-post-potomac-cretaceous-tertiary-rocks-central-delaware">Stratigraphy of the post-Potomac Cretaceous-Tertiary rocks of central Delaware: Delaware Geological Survey Bulletin 20</a>, 28 p.