Geologic units in Kingfisher county, Oklahoma

Additional scientific data in this geographic area

Terrace Deposits (Pleistocene) at surface, covers 29 % 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.

Cedar Hill Sandstone (Early Permian) at surface, covers 12 % of this area

WOODWARD- Orange-brown to greenish-gray fine-grained sandstone and siltstone, with some red-brown shale. Thickness ranges up to 180 feet, with more sandstone to the north and more shale to the south. ENID- Mainly orange-brown, fine-grained quartzose sandstone. Thickness about 180 feet (55 m). (El Reno Group). CLINTON- "Cedar Hill Sandstone," Pch, greenish-gray sandstone and reddish-brown shales; thickness, about 180 feet; gradational southward into Duncan Sandstone. OKLAHOMA CITY- Lenticular beds of orange-brown fine-grained sandstone and red-brown shale; lower part grades southward into "Duncan Sandstone". "Piedmont Sandstone Bed" at base. Thickness, 180 feet (only lower 80 feet exposed in mapped area). (El Reno Group).

Chickasha Formation (Early Permian) at surface, covers 11 % of this area

WOODWARD - The "Chickasha Formation" member of Flower Pot Shale (Pc) is a deltaic tongue of red-brown to greenish-gray to orange-brown cross-bedded mudstone conglomerate, siltstone, shale, and fine-grained sandstone, about 30 feet thick, in the middle of the Flowerpot Shale, pinching out northward. CLINTON- "Chickasha Formation," Pc, reddish-brown to maroon mudstone conglomerate with some shale, silstone, and fine- to coarse-grained sandstone; thickness, about 600 feet; gradational northward and westward into the Flowerpot Shale and the Blaine Formation and westward into Dog Creek Shale. OKLAHOMA CITY-Variegated mudstone conglomerate and red-brown to orange- brown silty shale and siltstone, with minor amounts of orange-brown fine-grained sandstone; upper part grades northward into "Dog Creek Shale", "Blaine Formation", "Flowerpot Shale", and upper part of "Cedar Hills Sandstone"; lower part grades into "Duncan Sandstone". Thickness, about 100 feet near Chickasha and 300 feet near Okarche. (El Reno Group) ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Mudstone conglomerate, siltstone, and sandstone, red-brown; thickness, 100 to 200 feet, decreasing southeastward. (El Reno Group).

Salt Plains Formation (Early Permian) at surface, covers 11 % of this area

WOODWARD- Orange-brown fine-grained sandstone and siltstone, with a greenish-gray sandstone in middle 30 feet ("Crisfield Sandstone Member") unmapped. Thickness ranges up to 160 feet. ENID- Mainly red-brown shale with several thin beds of orange-brown, fine-grained sandstone. Thickness about 160 feet (50 m). (Hennessey Group) OKLAHOMA CITY- Red-brown blocky shale orange-brown siltstone, grades southward into Pp "Purcell Sandstone" in Norman area. Thickness, 200 feet. (Hennessey Group).

Alluvium (Holocene) at surface, covers 11 % 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.

Bison Formation or Bison Shale (Early Permian) at surface, covers 10 % of this area

WOODWARD- "Bison Formation"- Mostly orange-brown to greenish-gray fine-grained sandstone. Thickness ranges up to 120 feet. ENID- "Bison Formation"-Mainly red-brown shale and greenish-gray and orange-brown calcitic siltstone with minor sandstone in Garfield County. Thickness, about 120 feet (35 m). (Hennessey Group). CLINTON- "Bison Formation," Pbi, is exposed as orange-brown and greenish-gray, fine-grained sandstone and siltstone. The Bison is gradational southward into reddish-brown shale; it thins southward and is about 120 feet thick. OKLAHOMA CITY- "Bison Formation"-Mostly red-brown shale; grades northward into many thin greenish-gray calcitic siltstones and some orange-brown fine-grained sandstones and siltstones. "Reeding Sandstone Bed" at base. Thickness ranges from 95 feet in south to 120 feet in north. (Hennessey Group). ARDMORE-SHERMAN- "Bison Shale"-Shale, gray to red-brown, calcareous, blocky; thickness, 50 to 90 feet, decreasing southward. (Hennessey Group).

Fairmont Shale (Early Permian) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

WOODWARD- Red-brown blocky shale with some greenish-gray calcitic siltstones. Thickness ranges up to 160 feet. ENID- Mainly red-brown shale with many thin layers of calcitic siltstone in upper 60 feet (18 m). Thickness, about 150 feet (45 m). (Hennessey Group) OKLAHOMA CITY- Red-brown blocky shale; grades into "Garber Sandstone" at base. Thickness, 30 feet at Oklahoma City, 110 feet near Purcell, and 120 feet near Kingfisher. (Hennessey Group) ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale, red-brown, blocky; thickness, 40 to 80 feet, decreasing southward. (Hennessey Group).

Flowerpot Shale (Early Permian) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

WOODWARD- Red-brown silty shale with some thin gypsum and dolomite beds in upper 50 feet and fine-grained sandstones in upper part to north. The middle and upper parts contain 50 feet or more of rock salt in the immediate subsurface, giving origin to the Ferguson Salt Plain in Blaine County and the Big and Little Salt Plains in Woods and Harper Counties on the Cimarron River. Thickness ranges from 180 feet in north part to 430 feet in south part. The "Chickasha Formation" (Pc) is a deltaic tongue of red-brown to greenish-gray to orange-brown cross-bedded mudstone conglomerate, siltstone, shale, and fine-grained sandstone, about 30 feet thick, in the middle of the Flowerpot Shale, pinching out northward. CLINTON- "Flowerpot Shale," Pf, reddish-brown shale containing several salt and gypsum beds in the upper part. Thickness, about 300 to 450 feet; gradational southward and eastward into Chickasha Formation and Duncan Sandstone. OKLAHOMA CITY- Mostly red-brown silty clay shale with stringers of gypsum (satin spar and selenite); grades southward into "Chickasha Formation". Thickness, 20 to 40 feet. (El Reno Group) LAWTON- "Flowerpot Shale," Pf, reddish-brown and greenish-gray shale, interbedded with greenish-gray siltstone; thickness, about 175 to 195 feet (53 to 59 m).

Kingman Formation or Kingman Siltstone (Early Permian) at surface, covers 3 % of this area

WOODWARD- "Kingman Formation"- Orange-brown to greenish-gray fine-grained sandstone and siltstone, with some red-brown shale. Thickness is about 70 feet. ENID- "Kingman Siltstone"- Mainly red-brown with several thin layers of greenish-gray and orange-brown calcitic siltstone. Thickness, about 70 feet (20 m). (Hennessey Group). OKLAHOMA CITY- "Kingman Siltstone"- Orange-brown to greenish- gray, even bedded siltstones with some fine-grain sandstone and red-brown shale; grades southward into "Purcell Sandstone". Thickness, 30 feet. (Hennessey Group).

Duncan Sandstone (Early Permian) at surface, covers 3 % of this area

CLINTON- "Duncan Sandstone," Pd, light-gray and reddish-brown, cross-bedded, fine-grained sandstone and mudstone conglomerate with some interbedded yellowish-gray and reddish-brown shales; thickness, about 200 feet; gradational into the Cedar Hills Sandstone northward and into the Flowerpot Shale northward and westward. OKLAHOMA CITY- Mainly red-brown to orange-brown fine-grained sandstone, with some mudstone conglomerate and shale; grades northward into "Cedar Hills Sandstone" and "Chickasha Formation". Thickness, 450 feet near Chickasha, 300 feet near Oklahoma City, and 100 feet or more near Okarche. (El Reno Group) ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Sandstone, white to buff, fine- to coarse-grained, moderately indurated, with interbedded mudstone conglomerates and siltstones; thickness, 100 to 400 feet, decreasing southeastward. (El Reno Group).

Garber Sandstone (Early Permian) at surface, covers 0.5 % 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.

Blaine Formation (Early Permian) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area

WOODWARD- Alternating cyclic sequence of 3 or 4 massive gypsum beds with red-brown shales, generally with a named dolomite at the base of each gypsum, and a greenish-gray shale at the base of each dolomite. The named unmapped sequence is (ascending) "Cedar Springs Dolomite, Medicine Lodge Gypsum," shale, "Magpie Dolomite, Nescatunga Gypsum," shale, "Altona Dolomite, Shimer Gypsum," shale, and"Haskew Gypsum" at top. Thickness ranges up to 90 feet, with the shales being thinner northward. CLINTON- "Blaine Formation," Pb, 3 to 4 gypsum and dolomite beds, about 100 to 200 feet thick, separated by reddish-brown shale. Gradational southward and eastward into Chickasha Formation. OKLAHOMA CITY- Mostly thin gypsums with thin dolomites below each gypsum, interbedded with red-brown shale; grades southward into "Chickasha Formation". Thickness, 50 to 75 feet. (El Reno Group).

Dog Creek Shale (Early Permian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

WOODWARD- Red-brown shale and silty shale, with gypsum, dolomite, and orange-brown sandstone. In upper part are many thin,dense light-gray dolomite beds, the basal one of which is named "Southard Bed" (unmapped); in lower part is much satin-spar gypsum with a greenish-gray dolomite at top termed "Watonga Bed" (unmapped). Thickness ranges from 30 feet or less at Kansas border to 100 feet in southern part of area. CLINTON- "Dog Creek Shale," Pdc, reddish-brown shale with thin beds of siltstone and dolomite; thickness, about 220 feet; gradational eastward into the Chickasha Formation. OKLAHOMA CITY- Mostly red-brown silty shale and some fine-grained sandstone. Contains one or two layers of thin dolomite (or gypsum) in lower part; basal part grades southward into "Chickasha Formation". Thickness averages about 200 feet. (El Reno Group) LAWTON- "Dog Creek Shale," Pdc, reddish-brown silty shale, 85 to 190 feet (26 to 58 m) thick. (El Reno Group) ARDMORE-SHERMAN- Shale, red-brown, blocky, silty, weakly indurated, gradational southward into "Chickasha Formation;" thickness, 0 to about 130 feet. (El Reno Group).