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Geologic units in Carter county, Oklahoma

Additional scientific data in this geographic area

Wellington Formation (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Permian ) at surface, covers 33 % of this area

ENID- Mostly red-brown shale to north, grading into fine-grained sandstone and mudstone conglomerate southward into Logan County. Thickness, about 850 feet (260 m). (Sumner Group) OKLAHOMA CITY- Red-brown shale and orange-brown fine-grained sandstone, containing much maroon mudstone conglomerate and chert conglomerate to south. Thickness ranges from about 150 feet in south to 500 feet in north. (Sumner Group) LAWTON- Maroon shale, about 130 feet (40 m) thick, with greenish-gray and black sandstone of the "Ryan Sandstone Bed" at base. (Sumner Group) ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale, red-brown, with several 20- to 30-foot bituminous sandstones at base ("Ryan"); thickness, about 100 to 200 feet, decreasing southeastward.

Antlers Sand or Antlers Sandstone (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Early ) at surface, covers 15 % 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.

Oscar Group (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Pennsylvanian-Late) at surface, covers 15 % of this area

ENID- Mainly shale with many layers of limestones that pinch out southward, where fine-grained arkosic sandstones are thicker and more numerous. Near Kansas border, sequence is (descending): "Herington Limestone" (20 feet thick) at top, "Enterprise Shale" (45 feet thick), "Winfield Limestone, "IPowi (8 feet thick), "Gage Shale" (80 feet thick), "Towanda Limestone" (3 feet thick), "Holmesville Shale" (25 feet thick), "Fort Riley Limestone," IPofr (30 feet thick) and underlying Florence Flint, IPofr (8 feet thick), "Blue Springs Shale" (60 feet thick), "Kinney Limestone" (5 feet thick), "Wymore Shale" (22 feet thick), "Wreford Limestone," IPowr (25 feet thick), "Speiser Shale" (38 feet thick), "Funston Limestone (4 feet thick), "Blue Rapids Shale" (15 feet thick), "Crouse Limestone" (6 feet thick), "Easly Creek Shale" (12 feet thick), "Bader Limestone" (5 feet thick), "Stearns Shale" (10 feet thick), "Morrill Limestone" (2 feet thick), "Florena Shale" (6 feet thick), "Cottonwood Limestone," IPoc (3 feet thick), "Eskridge Shale" (6 feet thick), and "Neva Limestone" (25 feet thick) at base. Total thickness, about 400 feet. OKLAHOMA CITY- Red-brown to gray shale and orange-brown fine-grained, crossbedded sandstone; grades southward into arkosic sandstone and conglomerate. Includes "Herington Limestone" at top inPayne County, "Neva Limestone" (0.2 to 1.2 feet thick) at basein Lincoln County, and "Hart Limestone" (4 to 10 feet thick)at base in Pottawatomie County. In Payne County, includesthin stringers of "Winfield Limestone," IPowi (75 feet belowtop), "Fort Riley Limestone," IPofr (245 feet below top),"Wreford Limestone," IPowr (345 feet below top), and"Cottonwood Limestone," IPoc (525 feet below top). Thickness ranges from 300 feet in south to 600 feet in north. LAWTON- Shale, sandstone, and arkose, 300 to 500 feet (90 to 150 m) thick, base covered. ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale, red-brown to gray, with arkosic sandstones and limestone conglomerates near Arbuckle Mountains; "Hart Limestone" at base; thickness, 300 to 500 feet, decreasing southeastward. (Pontotoc Group)

Lithology: shale; sandstone; limestone

Deese Group (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Pennsylvanian-Middle) at surface, covers 8 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Member of Glenn Fm, mainly massive sandstone, conglomerate and shale. Base of "Confederate Limestone" down to top of "Otterville Limestone;" thickness, 9,700 feet. Occurs in the ARDMORE BASIN

Alluvium (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Holocene) at surface, covers 7 % 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

Lithology: alluvium

Dornick Hills Group (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Pennsylvanian-Middle) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Series of tan shales with limestones, limestone conglomerate and sandstone. Top of "Otterville Limestone" down to base of "Lake Ardmore Sandstone;" thickness 1,800 feet. Occurs in the ARDMORE BASIN

Garber Sandstone (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Permian ) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

ENID- Mostly orange-brown, fine- to medium-grained quartzose sandstone and conglomerate, grading northward into shale and calcitic siltstone. Thickness, about 600 feet (180 m). (Sumner Group) OKLAHOMA CITY- Mostly orange-brown to red-brown fine-grained sandstone, irregularly bedded with red-brown shale and some chert and mudstone conglomerate. Thickness ranges from 150 feet in south to 400 feet or more in north. (Sumner Group) LAWTON- "Garber Sandstone," Pg, reddish-brown, fine-grained sandstone and mudstone conglomerate, 160 to 210 feet (49 to 64 m) thick, containing a basal sandstone, the "Asphaltum Sandstone Bed," about 10 to 60 feet (3 to 18 m) thick.(Sumner Group) ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Sandstone, red-brown, fine- to coarse-grained; thickness, about 110 to 150 feet, including Fairmont Shale west of Elmore City, Garvin County

Hoxbar Group (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Pennsylvanian-Middle) at surface, covers 4 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Upper most member of Glenn Fm, consisting of brown limestone, white sandstone, and shale. "Zuckerman Sandstone" (top eroded) down to base of "Confederate Limestone;" thickness, 2,800 feet. Occurs in the ARDMORE BASIN

Lithology: limestone; sandstone; shale

Goddard Shale (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Mississippian-Late) at surface, covers 3 % 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

Lithology: shale; sandstone

Terrace Deposits (Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Pleistocene) at surface, covers 2 % 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

Lithology: sand; gravel; volcanic ash

Wewoka Formation (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Pennsylvanian-Middle) at surface, covers 0.9 % of this area

OKLAHOMA CITY- Interbedded fine- to medium-grained sandstone and calcareous shale. Thickness ranges from 400 to 750 feet. FORT SMITH- Shale, sandstone, and minor limestones ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale, blue-gray, sandstone, chert conglomerate, and limestone conglomerate; thickness, 400 feet.

Woodford Shale (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Devonian-Late) at surface, covers 0.7 % of this area

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

Lithology: shale

Cool Creek and McKenzie Hill Formations (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Ordovician-Early) at surface, covers 0.6 % 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

Delaware Creek Shale (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Mississippian) at surface, covers 0.5 % 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.

Lithology: shale

West Spring Creek and Kindblade Formations (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Ordovician-Early) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area

LAWTON- "West Spring Creek Formation" and "Kindblade Formation," Owk, dolomite, dolomitic sandstone, conglomerate, and limestone; thickness, approximately 2,000 feet (600 m). (Upper part of Arbuckle Group). ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Limestone, gray to tan, fine-grained, gradational eastward into tan fine- to coarse-grained dolomite; some tan to gray sandstone and shale; thickness, 1,875 to 3,000 feet, decreasing eastward. (Arbuckle Group) Individual Fm description not found. Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS

Bromide + Tulip Creek and McLish Formations (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Ordovician-Middle) at surface, covers 0.4 % 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

Lithology: limestone; shale; sandstone

Hunton Group (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Silurian Devonian-Early) at surface, covers 0.4 % 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

Lithology: carbonate; shale; limestone

Sylvan Shale + Fernvale Limestone and Viola Limestone (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Ordovician-Middle Ordovician-Late) at surface, covers 0.3 % 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

Lithology: limestone; shale

Oil Creek and Joins Formation (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Ordovician-Middle) at surface, covers 0.3 % of this area

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Limestone, gray to tan, granular, with greenish-gray shale and brown fine- to medium-grained sandstone; thickness, 600 to 1,100 feet, decreasing eastward. (Simpson Group) Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS

Lithology: limestone; shale; sandstone

Butterfly Dolomite + Signal Mountain Limestone + Royer Dolomite and Fort Sill Limestone (Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Cambrian-Furongian) at surface, covers 0.3 % 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

Goodland Limestone and Walnut Clay (Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Early ) at surface, covers < 0.1 % 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.

Lithology: limestone; mudstone