Sparta Formation

White to light gray massive sands with interbedded clays; some thin beds of lignite or lignitic sands and shales.
State Louisiana
Name Sparta Formation
Geologic age Eocene
Lithologic constituents
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Clay (Bed)
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Sand (Bed)
Sedimentary > Coal > Lignite (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Comments Member of the Claiborne Group

Snead, J.I., and Mcculloh, R.P., 1984, Geologic Map of Louisiana: Louisiana Geological Survey, scale 1:500,000.

NGMDB product
Counties Bienville - Bossier - Caddo - Claiborne - Jackson - Natchitoches - Sabine - Webster - Winn