Telegraph Creek and Marias River Formations

Telegraph Creek (Ktc): Thin interbeds of yellowish brown sandstone or siltstone and gray shale. Marine shoreface and offshore. Thickness as much as 200 m (656 ft). Marias River Formation (Kmr) - Kevin Member (Kmk): Dark gray shale with calcareous concretions and numerous bentonite beds. Upper part calcareous. MacGowan Concretionary Bed (middle part of member): grayish brown concretionary dolostone and limestone with phosphatic pellets, and gray to black chert pebbles. Marine. Thickness as much as 350 m (1,148 ft). Ferdig Member (Kmf): Gray and dark gray shale with thin siltstone or sandstone beds at the top. Marine. Thickness as much as 125m (410 ft). Cone Member (Kmc): Calcareous, dark gray shale and thin limestone beds and lenses. Widespread bentonite bed and septarian concretions near base. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 20 m (66 ft). Floweree Member (Kmfl): Dark gray, noncalcareous shale with interbeds of siltstone. Calcareous concretions and scattered granules of dark gray chert. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 30 m (98 ft).
State Montana
Name Telegraph Creek and Marias River Formations
Geologic age Cretaceous
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed, Calcareous)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed, Lens)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)
Incidental
Sedimentary > Chemical > Phosphorite (Bed)grayish brown concretionary dolostone and limestone with phosphatic pellets
Sedimentary > Chemical > Chert (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Claystone > Bentonite (Bed)
References

Vuke, S.M., Porter, K.W., Lonn, J.D., and Lopez, D.A., 2007, Geologic Map of Montana - Compact Disc: Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology: Geologic Map 62-C, 73 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:500,000. This map was digitized in 2012 as a result of a contract between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Montana Bureau of Mines and Geology.

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