Geologic units in Atoka county, Oklahoma

Antlers Sand or Antlers Sandstone (Early Cretaceous) at surface, covers 32 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- "Antlers Sand" Sand, white to yellow, medium-grained, weakly indurated, with varicolored clays. Contains arkosic conglomerates near Arbuckle Mountains and "Baum Limestone" near Mannsville anticline. Thickness, 200 to 700 feet. McALESTER TEXARKANA- "Antlers Sandstone" Sandstone and sand, white to reddish-yellow to orange-brown to gray, fine- to coarse-grained, quartzose, crossbedded, moderately to weakly indurated, interbedded with varicolored clays and conglomerates; contains fossil wood and dinosaurs; rests unconformably upon Ouachita rocks but conformably upon DeQueen Limestone; thickness, 0 to 320 feet, thickening southeastward to 900 feet in subsurface.

Jackfork Group or Jackfork Sandstone (Early Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 13 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- "Jackfork Sandstone"- Sandstone, gray, white, and tan, coarse-grained, cherty, with gray shale and some boulders up to 7 feet in diameter; thickness 1,150 to 5,000 feet Occurs in the OUACHITA MNTS. McALESTER TEXARKANA- "Jackfork Group"- Sandstone, tan to gray, fine- to coarse-grained, quartzose, with some mica, poorly to well-indurated, quartzitic has some gray shale and several maroon shales; black, white-speckled "Chickasaw Creek Chert" is at base; thickness, 1,500 to 6,000 feet or more. Occurs in the OUACHITA MTNS SOUTH OF TI VALLEY FAULT.

Alluvium (Holocene) at surface, covers 13 % of this area

WOODWARD- Lenticular and interfingering deposits of gravel, sand, silt, and clay. Generally light-tan to gray. Thickness along major streams ranges up to 100 feet and probably averages 40 feet; along minor streams the thickness ranges up to 45 feet and probably averages 20 feet. ENID- Sand, silt, clay, and locally gravel. Maximum thickness ranges from 30 to 80 feet (9 to 24 m) along major streams and from 0 to 60 feet (0 to 18 m) along minor streams. TULSA- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay. TULSA- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay. OKLAHOMA CITY- Sand, silt, clay, and lenticular beds of gravel. Thickness ranges from about 30 to 100 feet and probably averages about 50 feet along major streams. Along minor streams, thickness ranges from a few feet to about 50 feet and probably averages about 25 feet. LAWTON- Sand, clay, and gravel as much as 50 feet (15 m) thick; Shown only along major streams and tributaries. ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay, including low terraces; thickness, about 25 to 100 feet. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay, including low terraces about 30 feet above channels; thickness, about 50 feet along Little River and 110 feet along Red River.

Lynn Mountain Formation (Early Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 9 % of this area

McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale, gray to tan, with many fine- to coarse-grained, quartzose, micaceous sandstone with many bottom markings; top eroded; thickness, 3,000 to 7,000 feet or more; unconformable upon Goddard, Delaware Creek, Woodford, and older beds that are exposed north and west of Ti Valley Fault. Occurs in the OUACHITA MTNS.

Atoka Formation (Middle Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

TULSA- IPat "Atoka Formation," shale, siltstone, sandstone, and thin limestone. FORT SMITH- IPat "Atoka Formation," shale and sandstone. ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale, dark-gray, and sandstone, buff to white, fine- to coarse-grained, with some chert conglomerates; thickness, 800 to 3,000 feet. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale, gray to tan, illitic, chloritic, with many sandstones, fine- to coarse-grained, quartzose, micaceous, well- to poorly sorted; "Fanshawe" and "Red Oak Sandstones" in middle and "Spiro Sandstone" at base; thickness, 3,000 to 10,000 feet, increasing southeastward in subsurface, south of growth faults.

Terrace Deposits (Pleistocene) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

WOODWARD- Lenticular and interfingering deposits of light-tan to gray gravel, sand, silt, clay, and volcanic ash. Sand dunes are common in many places. Thickness ranges up to 150 feet and averages about 60 feet. ENID- Sand, silt, clay, and gravel. Maximum thickness, about 75 feet (23 m) along major streams. TULSA- Fine gravel, sand, silt, and clay. CLINTON- Stream-laid deposits of sand, silt, clay, gravel, and volcanic ash; thickness ranges from 0 to about 120 feet. OKLAHOMA CITY- Lenticular beds of sand, silt, clay, and gravel. Thickness ranges from a few feet to about 100 feet and probably averages about 50 feet along major streams. FORT SMITH- Gravel, sand, silt, and clay. LAWTON- Sand, clay, and gravel as much as 75 feet (23 m) in Tillman County, ranging from 5 to 50 feet (2 to 15 m) elsewhere. ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Gravel, sand, silt, clay, and volcanic ash; thickness, about 5 to 50 feet; at various levels, as high as 160 feet above present flood plains. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Gravel, sand, silt, clay, and volcanic ash; several levels 20 to 160 feet or more above present flood plains, with each level containing deposits that average 20 to 30 feet in thickness, some windblown sand on top; may include colluvial wash down sides of hills.

Stanley Group or Stanley Shale (Mississippian) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- "Stanley Shale"- Shale, dark-gray, siliceous,with some gray to buff fine-grained sandstones; thickness,10,000 feet Occurs in the OUACHITA MNTS. McALESTER TEXARKANA- "Stanley Group"- Shale, olive-green to gray, illitic, chloritic, with many5- to 30-foot-thick beds of poorly sorted, micaceous, quartzose sandstones and some thin siliceous cherty beds and black shales; several tuff beds occur in basal 1,000 feet and are indicated by red line in Stanley exposures as designated on map; many asphaltite, lead, and quartz veins occur along fault zones; mostly Chesterian age; thickness, 7,500 to 14,000 feet or more. Occurs in the OUACHITA MTNS SOUTH OF TI VALLEY FAULT.

Boggy Formation (Middle Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 4 % of this area

TULSA- Shale, sandstone, and coal. FORT SMITH- Shale, sandstone, and coal; includes Bluejacket Sandstone Member at base. ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale and sandstone, blue-gray to brown, fine- to coarse- grained, with some thin limestone lenses and a coal bed 2.5 feet thick about 400 feet above base. Thickness, 1,250 to 2,800 feet. "Bluejacket Sandstone," IPbj, at base, 8 to 12 feet thick, with 2-foot "Secor coal" 50 feet above top of Bluejacket. (Lower Franks Conglomerate) McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale, brown, to blue-gray, illitic, chloritic, with many sandstones, fine- to coarse-grained, micaceous, quartzose, moderately to well-indurated, with "Secor coal" about 50 feet above base; thickness, 2,140 to 4,000 feet, increasing eastward.

Savanna Formation (Middle Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 3 % of this area

TULSA- "Savanna Formation," shale and thin sandstone, limestone, and coal. FORT SMITH- IPsa "Savanna Formation," shale, sandstone, and coal ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Sandstone and shale, gray to brown, fine- to coarse-grained, cherty, with several thin coal seams near middle; thickness, 1,120 to 1,600 feet (Lower Franks Conglomerate) McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale, tan to brown, illitic, chloritic, and sandstone, fine-to coarse-grained, micaceous, quartzose, with several thin coal seams in middle, one of which is "Cavanal coal;" thickness, 1,470 to 2,000 feet, increasing eastward.

McAlester Formation (Middle Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 2 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale, gray, with "Upper Hartshorne coal" 1 to 50 feet above base, 500 to 600 feet thick; overlain by dark-gray shale with many buff fine-grained sandstones, 595 to 1,030 feet thick; overlain by dark-gray shale, 300 to 925 feet thick, with "McAlester coal," 1 to 3 feet thick, a few feet above base. Total thickness ranges from 1,150 to 2,420 feet. (Lower Franks Conglomerate). McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale, gray, illitic, chloritic, with many tan to gray sandstones, fine- to coarse-grained, micaceous, quartzose; "McAlester and Stigler coals" 600 to 800 feet or more below top; thickness, 2,000 to 2,830 feet, increasing eastward.

Johns Valley Formation or Johns Valley Shale (Early Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 2 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- "Johns Valley Formation"- Shale, dark-gray, with boulder conglomerate; thickness, 425 to 900 feet. Occurs in the OUACHITA MNTS McALESTER TEXARKANA- "Johns Valley Shale"- Shale, dark-gray, with some stringers of Wapanucka-like limestone in northwestern part of area; contains exotic boulders of southern Arbuckle Mountain facies, ranging from Fort Sill to Goddard and as large as 369 feet in diameter; some Wapanucka nodules are not exotic but were formed in place; thickness, 300 to 1,000 feet. Occurs in the OUACHITA MTNS SOUTH OF TI VALLEY FAULT.

Morrowan rocks undifferentiated (Early Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale and sandstone, gray to brown, fine- to coarse-grained;estimated thickness, 3,000 feet Occurs in the OUACHITA MNTS.

Goodland Limestone and Walnut Clay (Early Cretaceous) at surface, covers 1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- "Goodland Limestone," limestone, gray, dense, nodular to massive; thickness, 20 to 30 feet. At base is "Walnut Clay," tan clay, about 4 feet thick. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Limestone, white, fine crystalline, massive-bedded, with "Texigryphaea mucronata;" some argillaceous buff beds in lower few feet may be "Walnut Clay" equivalents; erodes into a mappable escarpment; thickness, 26 to 55 feet.

Kiamichi Formation (Early Cretaceous) at surface, covers 0.9 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale, dark-gray, plastic, with oyster-shell limestones; thickness, about 30 feet. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale, dark-gray to black, with some brown fossiliferous limestones, with "Texigryphaea navia;" thickness, 28 to 36 feet, and up to 80 feet in subsurface of southern McCurtain County.Ouachita Mountain uplift; S. OK folded belt province.

Morrowan-Atokan (?) rocks undifferentiated (Middle Pennsylvanian to Early Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 0.8 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale and sandstone, gray to brown, fine- to coarse-grained; thickness, 5,000 to 9,000 feet. Occurs in the OUACHITA MNTS

Wapanucka Formation and Chickachoc Chert (Early Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 0.6 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Limestone, gray to brown, spicular, granular to oolitic; alternates with gray shale and calcareous sandstone; thickness, 270 to 720 feet. Chert content increases southeastward. Occurs in the OUACHITA MTNS. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Limestone, gray to brown, oolitic to granular, with sponge-spicular chert in middle 50 to 114 feet with overlying and underlying calcareous sandstones and shales; thickness, 600 to 700 feet, pinching out in subsurface near Ti Valley Fault. Occurs in the OUACHITA MTNS, NORTH OF TI VALLEY FAULT.

Tishomingo and Troy Granites (Middle Proterozoic) at surface, covers 0.6 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Granite, pink, with much microcline and biotite; "Troy" is fine grained; "Tishomingo" is coarse grained. Estimated thickness, 10 miles. (1.3 billion years old) Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS.

Limestone Gap (Early Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area

McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale and sandstone, gray to tan, illitic, chloritic, micaceous, quartzose, fine- to coarse-grained, moderately to well-indurated, with some ironstone concretions and many bottom marks; thickness, approximately 1,000 feet, pinching out in subsurface near Ti Valley Fault. Fault. Occurs in the OUACHITA MTNS NORTH OF TI VALLEY FAULT.

Hartshorne Sandstone (Middle Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Sandstone, gray to white, medium- to coarse-grained with interbedded middle gray shale and "Lower Hartshorne coal;" thickness, 10 to 300 feet. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Sandstone, tan to gray to white, fine- to coarse-grained, micaceous, quartzose, moderately to well-indurated, with some interbedded gray shale; "Lower Hartshorne coal" in middle and "Upper Hartshorne coal" at top; thickness, 100 to 350 feet, increasing eastward.

Bluejacket Sandstone (Middle Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 0.3 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- "Bluejacket Sandstone," IPbj, sandstone, at base, of Boggy FM, 8 to 12 feet thick, with 2-foot "Secor coal" 50 feet above top of Bluejacket. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Sandstone, tan, fine- to coarse-grained, micaceous, quartzose, moderately to well-indurated; erodes into a mappable escarpment; thickness, 12 to 266 feet, increasing eastward.

Goddard Shale (Late Mississippian) at surface, covers 0.2 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- 1. Mainly shale, gray, limonitic; thickness, 3,600 feet in Ardmore Basin, 240-450 feet on Lawrence uplift. In places includes "Rod Club" and "Overbrook Sandstones" and "Union Valley Formation-Wapanucka" shale. Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS. 2. Shale, gray, limonitic; estimated thickness, 500 feet, but may be 2,500. Occurs in the OUACHITA MNTS. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale, gray to black, with some sandstones and ironstone concretions; thickness, 500 feet or more. Occurs in the OUACHITA MTNS NORTH OF TI VALLEY FAULT.

Bigfork Chert (Middle Ordovician) at surface, covers 0.2 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Limestone, gray, and dark-gray to black chert; thickness, 575 feet. Occurs in the OUACHITA MNTS. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Chert, dark-gray to black, with interbedded graptolitic black shales and fossiliferous gray to black cherty limestones; contains asphaltite seams; erodes into a mappable escarpment; thickness, 600 to 800 feet. (Same as Viola Limestone in Arbuckle Mountains.) Occurs in POTATO HILLS, BROKEN BOW UPLIFT or ADJACENT SMALLER UPLIFTS IN SOUTHEASTERN PART OF OUACHITA MOUNTAINS.

Womble Formation or Womble Shale (Middle Ordovician to Early Ordovician) at surface, covers 0.1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- "Womble Shale"- Shale, black to green; thickness, 250 feet, base covered. Occurs in the OUACHITA MNTS. McALESTER TEXARKANA- "Womble Formation"- Sandstone, phyllites, and shales, greenish-gray to dark-gray to black, weathering red-brown; some black to brown cherty limestones occur in upper part; Middle Ordovician graptolites are found in upper part, and Lower Ordovician graptolites in lower part; basal part faulted; estimated thickness, 1,000 feet or more, with maximum thickness in Arkansas 3,500 feet. Occurs in POTATO HILLS, BROKEN BOW UPLIFT or ADJACENT SMALLER UPLIFTS IN SOUTHEASTERN PART OF OUACHITA MOUNTAINS.

Wapanucka Formation (Early Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Limestone, gray to tan, fine-grained to oolitic. Mapped separately along Lawrence uplift as IPwal, 30 to 75 feet thick with gray shale, IPwas, below, about 160 feet thick. Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS.

Butterfly Dolomite + Signal Mountain Limestone + Royer Dolomite and Fort Sill Limestone (Late Cambrian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Limestone, gray, fine-grained, gradational eastward into tan to pink fine- to coarse-grained dolomites; thickness, 570 to 1,600 feet, decreasing eastward. (Arbuckle Group) Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS.

Delaware Creek Shale (Mississippian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- 1. Shale, dark-gray to black, fissile, calcareous; thickness, 160 to 750 feet, decreasing northward. Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS. 2. Shale, dark-gray to black fissile; thickness 525 feet. Occurs in the OUACHITA MTNS. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale, black, laminated, with limestone, siderite, and phosphatic concretions, and with greenish-gray silty glauconitic shale at base; thickness, approximately 500 feet. Occurs in the OUACHITA MTNS NORTH OF TI VALLEY FAULT.

Arkansas Novaculite (Late Devonian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale, black, cherty, with much novaculite; thickness, 230 to375 feet. Occurs in the OUACHITA MNTS.

Missouri Mountain Shale and Blaylock Sandstone (Early Silurian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- "Missouri Mountain Shale," shale, black to gray-green to red; thickness, 100 feet; underlain by sandstone, several feet thick, correlated as "Blaylock." Occurs in the OUACHITA MNTS.

Timbered Hills Group (Late Cambrian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- "Honey Creek Limestone," above, is gray, fine grained; grades eastward into dolomite; thickness 90 to 250 feet. "Reagan Sandstone," at base, is brown, coarse grained; thickness, 60 to 450 feet. Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS.

Polk Creek Shale (Late Ordovician) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale, black; thickness, 175 feet. Occurs in the OUACHITA MNTS. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale and phyllite, dark-gray to black, with some chert nodules; contains many graptolites; thickness, 75 to 140 feet. (Same as Sylvan Shale in Arbuckle Mountains.) Occurs in POTATO HILLS, BROKEN BOW UPLIFT or ADJACENT SMALLER UPLIFTS IN SOUTHEASTERN PART OF OUACHITA MOUNTAINS.

Sylvan Shale + Fernvale Limestone and Viola Limestone (Late Ordovician to Middle Ordovician) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- "Sylvan," shale, dark-greenish-gray; thickness, 60 to 325 feet. "Fernvale" and "Viola," limestone, gray, fine- to coarse-grained; thickness, 350 to 900 feet. Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS.

Woodford Shale (Late Devonian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale, black, fissile, cherty; thickness, 160 to 560 feet, increasing southward. Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS.

Bromide + Tulip Creek and McLish Formations (Middle Ordovician) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Limestone, buff; shale, grayish-green; and sandstone, brown to white, fine- to medium-grained: approximate sequence of rocks in each formation, from top to bottom. Thickness, 750 to 1,400 feet, thinning eastward. (Simpson Group) Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS.

Woodford Shale (Early Mississippian to Late Dovonian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale and chert, black, fissile, with phosphatic nodules and some greenish-gray silty shale; at base is reddish-brown shale; rests on Pine Top Chert in Northeast quarter of section 5 of Township 2 North, Range 15 East; thickness, 67 feet at Pine Top. Occurs in the OUACHITA MTNS NORTH OF TI VALLEY FAULT.

Hunton Group (Early Devonian to Early Silurian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Marlstone, shale, and limestone, buff, ranging in age from Early Silurian to Early Devonian; thickness, 100 to 700 feet, with many unconformities Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS.

Cool Creek and McKenzie Hill Formations (Early Ordovician) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

LAWTON- "Cool Creek Formation" and "McKenzie Hill Formation," Ocm, limestone and conglomerate with abundant quartz sand and cherty zones; thickness, approximately 2,000 feet (600 m). (Upper part of Arbuckle Group). ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Limestone, gray to tan, fine-grained, cherty, gradational eastward into dolomites and sandstones; thickness, 1,500 to 2,300 feet, decreasing eastward. (Arbuckle Group) Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS.

Caddo Formation (Early Cretaceous) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN-Limestones, marls, and shales; 150 feet thick. Subdivided into "Fort Worth Limestone" at top and "Duck Creek Limestone" below. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Limestones, white to cream, silty, alternating with gray shales, with "Texigryphaea washitaensis;" 7-foot bed at top (Fort Worth equivalent) and blue-gray silty shales and limestones below with "Texigryphaea navia" (Duck Creek equivalent); thickness, 150 feet. Ouachita Mountain uplift; S. OK folded belt province.