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Crystal Mountain Sandstone

McALESTER TEXARKANA- Sandstone, pink to light-gray to dark-gray, fine- to coarse-grained, quartzose, with well-rounded, frosted grains, quartzitic, fractured in many places, with many quartz and orthoclase veins; 14-foot chert- and limestone-pebble conglomerate occurs at base; thickness, 500 feet or more, with maximum thickness in Arkansas 850 feet (called Lower Cool Creek in Arbuckle Mountains and Roubidoux Sandstone in Ozarks). Occurs in POTATO HILLS, BROKEN BOW UPLIFT or ADJACENT SMALLER UPLIFTS IN SOUTHEASTERN PART OF OUACHITA MOUNTAINS
StateOklahoma
NameCrystal Mountain Sandstone
Geologic agePhanerozoic | Paleozoic | Ordovician-Early
Original map labelOcs
Primary rock typesandstone
Secondary rock typeconglomerate
Other rock types
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Incidental
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)
Map references
Heran, W. D., Green, G. and Stoeser, D. B., 2003, A Digital Geologic Map Database of Oklahoma: U. S. G. S. Open File Report 03-247
Unit references
Heran, W. D., Green, G. and Stoeser, D. B., 2003, A Digital Geologic Map Database of Oklahoma: U. S. G. S. Open File Report 03-247
Marcher, M.V. and Bergman, D.L., 1983, Reconnaissance of the water resources of the McAlester and Texarkana quadrangles, southeastern Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Hydrologic Atlas 9, scale 1:250,000, 4 sheets. (Geology on sheet 1 compiled by M.V. Marcher and D.L. Bergman, in 1971 and revised by R.O. Fay, in 1978.)
Cederstrand, J.R., 1996h, Digital geologic map of McAlester-Texarkana quadrangles, southeastern Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-377, (3 diskettes), URL address is: http://ok.water.usgs.gov/gis/geology
Geographic coverageMcCurtain

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