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Kala Chitta Ranges

Introduction
Stratigraphy Age
Pliocene
Formation/Group
Siwalik Group
Miocene Kamlial Formation
Muree Formation
Eocene Kohat Formation
Kuldana Formation
Chorgali Formation
Margala Hill Limestone
Palaeocene Patala Formation
Lockhart Limestone
Hangu Formation
Cretaceous Kawagarh Formation
Lumshiwal Formation
Chichali Formation
Jurassic Samana Suk Formation
Shinawari Formation
Datta Formation
Triassic Kingriali Formation
Chak Jabbi Limestone
Mianwali Formation
Chak Jabbi Limestone
 Kioto Limestone, Cotter 1933
 Kala Chitta Limestone, Fatmi 1968
 Chak Jabbi Limestone, Fatmi 1972

Type Locality/Section
 Chak Jabbi Forest rest house (330 41’ 00’’ N; 720 16’ 30’’ E)
 Section 1km SE of Bagh Village in Kala Chitta Range

Lithology
 Limestone having grey colour, thin to medium beds, some marl also present

Thickness/Distribution
 Distributed in Kala Chitta and parts of Hazara (Now Called as Tredian Formation)
 Thickness at type locality 30m

Fossils
 Unfossiliferous

Age
 Middle Triassic by Law of superposition

Contact
 Lower: conformable with Mianwali Formation
 Upper: conformable with Kingriali Formation
Margala Hill Limestone
 Waagen and Wynne 1872, Nummulitic Formation
 Wynne 1873 and Cotter 1933, Hill Limestone
 Middlemiss 1896, Nummulitic series
 Latif 1970, Margala Hill Limestone
Type Section
 Shahdara section (330 48’ N; 730 10’ E) in SE Hazara is considered the type section
and in Kala Chitta, Jhalar NW (330 31’ 00’’ N; 720 19’ 10’’ E)
Lithology
 Mainly composed of Limestone with subordinate marl and shale
 Limestone; grey, weathered to pale grey, nodular (10-30cm), medium to thick
bedded
 Marl; is grey to brownish grey
 Shale; is greenish brown to brown
Thickness/Distribution
 Well developed in Kala Chitta Range, Hazara and Potwar area
 100m at Shahdara section
 80m at Kala Chitta area
Fossils
 Forams, Mollusks, algaes, etc
Age
 Eocene
Contact
 Lower: conformable with Patala Formation
 Upper: conformable with Chorgali Formation