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Pen Formation

Pen Formation
StateTexas
NamePen Formation
Geologic agePhanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Late
Original map labelKp
CommentsEquivalent to upper part of Austin Chalk. mostly clay, gray, yellow, calcareous, and sandstone beds in upper part. lower 50 ft contains inch-thick chalk beds, concretions throughout, marine fossils throughout, Exogyra ponderosa common; 219-700 ft thick in Big Bend N.P., 1,000 ft thick in Terlingua area, mapped in south Brewster County.
Primary rock typeclay or mud
Secondary rock typesandstone
Other rock types
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Claystone (Bed)
Incidental
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Map references
Bureau of Economic Geology, 1992, Geologic Map of Texas: University of Texas at Austin, Virgil E. Barnes, project supervisor, Hartmann, B.M. and Scranton, D.F., cartography, scale 1:500,000
Unit references
Bureau of Economic Geology, 1979, Emory Peak--Presidio Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, University of Texas at Austin.
Geographic coverageBrewster - Presidio

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