The primary objective of the study is the identification, description, and illustration of foraminifera from the Upper Miocene Yorktown Formation near Grimesland, Pitt County, North Carolina. A second purpose is the interpretation of the faunal and sedimentary data with regard to the ecological conditions of deposition. The third objective is consideration of the biostratigraphic relationship of the Upper Miocene (Yorktown) sediments from Grimesland to those of similar age from other parts of the Southeastern United States.
One locality was sampled and its foraminiferal faunas and sediments analyzed. A superficial field check of other outcrops in the Grimesland vicinity was made. Associated outcrops exhibit the same general lithology and macrofossils as the Grimesland site. Includes 11 plates of shell pictures. By Detmar Schnitker, 1970. 128 pages.