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Rush Springs Formation

WOODWARD- Orange-brown fine-grained sandstone, commonly crossbedded, with some interbedded red-brown shale, silty shale, and gypsum beds. In southern part of area, about 30 feet below top is a thin massive gypsum bed ("Weatherford Bed" or "One Horse Bed"), not mapped here. About 100 feet lower is another thin gypsum bed ("Old Crow Bed") not mapped here. Thickness is about 190 feet in southern part and 90 feet near Kansas border, with top eroded in many places. CLINTON- "Rush Springs Formation," Pr, orange-brown, cross-bedded, fine-grained sandstone with some dolomite and gypsum beds. Thickness, about 300 feet, thinning northward to about 186 feet. LAWTON- "Rush Springs Formation," Pr, very fine-grained, cross-bedded sandstone, 136 to 300 feet (41 to 90 m) thick. The "Weatherford Gypsum Bed," Prw, contains gypsum and dolomite and is as much as 60 feet (18 m) thick in the upper part of the Rush Springs. (Whitehorse Group) ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Sandstone, orange-brown, fine- to medium-grained, moderately indurated, with "Weatherford Gypsum Bed," Prw, 2 to 15 feet thick, near top. Thickness, about 280 feet, top eroded (Whitehorse Group)
StateOklahoma
NameRush Springs Formation
Geologic agePhanerozoic | Paleozoic | Permian
Original map labelPr
Primary rock typesandstone
Secondary rock typeevaporite
Other rock typesdolostone (dolomite); shale
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Chemical > Evaporite > Gypsum (Bed)
Incidental
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (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
Morton, R.B., 1980, Reconnaissance of the water resources of the Woodward quadrangle, northwestern Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Hydrologic Atlas 8, scale 1:250,000, 4 sheets. (Geology on sheet 1 compiled by R.B. Morton, 1973, and R.O. Fay, 1977.)
Carr, J.E. and Bergman, D.L., 1976, Reconnaissance of the water resources of the Clinton quadrangle, west-central Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Hydrologic Atlas 5, scale 1:250,000, 4 sheets. (Geology on sheet 1 compiled by J.E. Carr, 1972, and R.O. Fay, 1975.)
Cederstrand, J.R., 1996d, Digital geologic map of Clinton quadrangles, west-central Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-373, (2 diskettes), URL address is: http://ok.water.usgs.gov/gis/geology
Havens, J.S., 1977, Reconnaissance of the water resources of the Lawton quadrangle, southwestern Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Hydrologic Atlas 6, scale 1:250,000, 4 sheets. (Geology on sheet 1 compiled by R.O. Fay, 1967-68 and J.S. Havens, 1973.)
Cederstrand, J.R., 1996g, Digital geologic map of Lawton quadrangles, southwestern Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-376, (3 diskettes), URL address is: http://ok.water.usgs.gov/gis/geology
Hart, D.L., 1974, Reconnaissance of the water resources of the Ardmore and Sherman quadrangles, southern Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Hydrologic Atlas 3, scale 1:250,000, 4 sheets. (Geology on sheet 1 compiled by D.L. Hart, and R.O. Fay, in 1970.)
Cederstrand, J.R., 1996a, Digital geologic map of Ardmore-Sherman quadrangles, south-central Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-370, (3 diskettes), URL address is: http://ok.water.usgs.gov/gis/geology
Geographic coverageBeckham - Blaine - Caddo - Canadian - Custer - Dewey - Ellis - Grady - Harper - Kiowa - Major - Roger Mills - Stephens - Washita - Woods - Woodward

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