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Pitkin Limestone, Fayetteville Shale (including the Wedington Sandstone member), and Batesville Sandstone (including the Hindsville Limestone Member)

Pitkin Limestone, Fayetteville Shale (including the Wedington Sandstone member), and Batesville Sandstone (including the Hindsville Limestone Member)
StateArkansas
NamePitkin Limestone, Fayetteville Shale (including the Wedington Sandstone member), and Batesville Sandstone (including the Hindsville Limestone Member)
Geologic agePhanerozoic | Paleozoic | Carboniferous Mississippian-Late [Chesterian]
Original map labelMpfb
CommentsPitkin Limestone: 100% limestone, approx. 100ft. thick; Fayetteville Shale: (including the Wedington Sandstone member) black shale with interbedded sandstone and minor limestone approx. 200ft. thick; Batesville Sandstone: (including the Hindsville Limestone Member) sandstone with some interbedded shale and limestone, approx. 200ft. thick
Primary rock typesandstone
Secondary rock typeshale
Other rock typeslimestone
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)Some black shale
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Map references
Haley, B. R., Glick, E. E., Bush, W. V.; Clardy, B. F.; Stone, C. G.; Woodward, M. B., Zachry, D.L., 1993, Geologic Map of Arkansas: U.S.Geological Survey Special Geologic Map. Scale 1:500K
Unit references
Ferguson, J.G., 1920. Outlines of the geology, soils, and minerals of the State of Arkansas: Arkansas State Bureau of Mines, Manufactures and Agriculture,192 pp.
Brewster, E. B. and Williams, N. F., 1951, Guide book to the Paleozoic rocks of northwest Arkansas [18th annual field trip, November 2-3, 1951]. iv 19 pp.
CountiesBaxter - Benton - Boone - Carroll - Crawford - Independence - Jackson - Madison - Newton - Searcy - Stone - Van Buren - Washington

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