Geologic units in Hansford county, Texas

Blackwater Draw Formation (Pleistocene) at surface, covers 69 % of this area

Blackwater Draw Formation

Ogallala Formation (Pliocene to Miocene) at surface, covers 27 % of this area

Ogallala Formation

Quaternary deposit, undivided (Quaternary) at surface, covers 2 % of this area

Quaternary deposit, undivided

Playa deposits (Pleistocene and Holocene) at surface, covers 0.7 % of this area

Playa deposits

Sand sheet deposits (Holocene) at surface, covers 0.6 % of this area

Sand sheet deposits

Pleistocene and Pliocene deposits, undifferentiated (Pleistocene to Pliocene) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area

TEXAS- Interfingering beds, tongues, and lenses of sand, silt, clay, gravel, sandstone, caliche, limestone, conglomerate, and volcanic ash. Includes Ogallala and Laverne Formations of Pliocene age and younger deposits of Pleistocene age. Locally the units are tightly cemented by calcium carbonate; other places, they are very poorly consolidated and nearly free of cementing materials. Thickness ranges from 0 to about 800 feet.

Alluvium (Holocene) at surface, covers 0.1 % of this area


Alluvium (Holocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

CIMARRON- Clay, silt, sand, and gravel 0 to 100 feet thick. TEXAS- Sand, silt, clay, and gravel located in valleys of principal streams. Thickness not known but may exceed 100 feet in North Canadian River valley and may be 50 to 100 feet in lower parts of valleys of Coldwater and Palo Duro Creeks BEAVER - Sand, gravel, silt, and clay in discontinuous lenses along courses of larger streams. 0-50 feet thick.

Cloud Chief Formation (Permian; Guadalupe Series) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Cloud Chief Formation

Terrace deposits (Pleistocene and Holocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Terrace deposits

Permian rocks undifferentiated (Late Permian to Early Permian) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

TEXAS- Red to dark reddish-brown shale, sandstone, and siltstone. Gypsum occurs in all rock units as a cementing agent, as tiny flakes, as thin irregular veinlets, and as discontinuous beds ranging from less than an inch to more than 30 feet thick. Maximum thickness exceeds 2,000 feet. BEAVER- Red shale, sandstone, and siltstone, are predominant rocks with lesser amounts of limestone, dolomite, gypsum, and salt. The undifferentiated Permian rocks include the Whitehorse Group, the Cloud Chief Formation, and the Quartermaster Formation; also included are local outcrops in the southwestern part of the county, which maybe Triassic in age, 3,800 feet thick.