USGS - science for a changing world

Mineral Resources On-Line Spatial Data

Basal part of Cody shale

Basal part of Cody shale: gray and dark-gray shale with some sandstone beds; in north end of Big Horn Basin includes the Telegraph Creek formation.
NameBasal part of Cody shale
Geologic agePhanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Late
Original map labelKcb
Primary rock typeshale
Secondary rock typesandstone
Other rock types
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Map references
Ross, P.R., Andrews, D.A., and Witkind, I.J., 1955, Geologic map of Montana: U.S. Geological Survey, 2 sheets, scale 1:500,000.
Unit references
Nichols, D.J. and Brown, J.L., 1992, Palynostratigraphy of the Tullock Member (lower Paleocene) of the Fort Union Formation in the Powder River basin, Montana and Wyoming, in Evolution of sedimentary basins--Powder River basin: U.S. Geological
Richards, P.W. and Rogers, C.P., Jr., 1951, Geology of the Hardin area, Big Horn and Yellowstone Counties, Montana: U.S. Geological Survey Oil and Gas Investigations Map OM-111, 2 sheets, scale 1:63,360 (Reprinted 1975).
Vuke, S.M., Wilde, E.M., Lopez, D.A., and Bergantino, R.N., 2000, Geologic map of the Lodge Grass 30' x 60' quadrangle, Montana: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Geologic Map 56, scale 1:100,000.
Vuke, S.M., Wilde, E.M., and Bergantino, R.N., 1999, Geologic map of the Hardin 30' x 60' quadrangle, eastern Montana, revised 1999: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology Open File Report 392, 9 p., scale 1;100,000.
Richards, P.W., 1955, Geology of the Bighorn Canyon-Hardin area, Montana and Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1026, 96 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:62,500).
CountiesBig Horn - Carbon

Show this information as [XML] - [JSON]

AccessibilityFOIAPrivacyPolicies and Notices logoU.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: Peter Schweitzer