Three Forks through Flathead Formation: Three Forks, Jefferson, Kinnikinic, and Snowy Range Formations, and either Pilgrim, Park, Meagher, Wolsey, and Flathead Formations; or Hasmark, Silver Hill, and Flathead Formations.

Three Forks Formation (MDt): Sappington Member (upper part of formation):yellowish orange and yellowish gray siltstone. Trident Member (middle part of formation): greenish gray and light olive gray, fossiliferous, calcareous shale that contains interbeds and nodules of fossiliferous, argillaceous limestone. Logan Gulch Member (lower part of formation): yellowish gray and grayish red, argillaceous limestone breccia and shale breccia that may include dolomitic siltstone. Marine to restricted marine with evaporite basins. Thickness as much as 185 m (607 ft). Jefferson Formation (Dj): Birdbear Member (upper part of formation): light to medium gray, sucrosic dolomite. Lower part of formation: grayish black, commonly petroliferous dolomite or limestone that may be interbedded with light gray quartzite. Marine. Thickness as much as 520 m (1,706 ft). Kinnikinic Formation (Ok): Very light gray, massive quartzite with local lenses of dolomite and dolomitic shale. Marine shelf. Thickness as much as 245 m (804 ft). Snowy Range Formation (CAsr): Sage Member (upper part of formation): gray limestone and grayish green shale interbedded with grayish green flat-pebble conglomerate. Dry Creek Member (lower part of formation): greenish gray shale and grayish orange calcareous sandstone. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 85 m (280 ft). Pilgrim Formation: Gray, commonly mottled limestone that may contain intraformational limestone conglomerate. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 180 m (590 ft). Park Formation: Grayish green, fissile, micaceous shale with a few thin beds of calcareous sandstone and thin, gray limestone. Local arkose beds. Offshore marine. Thickness as much as 310 m (1,017 ft). Meagher Formation: Gray to bluish gray limestone and dolomitic limestone, locally mottled and with intraformational conglomerate beds. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 300 m (984 ft). Wolsey Formation (CAw): Dark green and purplish gray fissile, micaceous shale, thin glauconitic limestone beds and thin, fine-grained sandstone beds. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 145 m (476 ft). Flathead Formation (CAf): Pinkish gray to light gray sandstone or quartzite. Locally very glauconitic, pebbly, arkosic, or iron-stained. Marine shoreface. Thickness as much as 100 m (328 ft). Hasmark Formation: Light gray or bluish gray limestone and dark-gray calcareous shale. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 560 m (1,823 ft). Silver Hill Formation: Brown, green, and very light gray banded calcareous shale interbedded with laminated limestone. Shallow marine. Thickness as much as 120 m (394 ft).
State Montana
Name Three Forks through Flathead Formation: Three Forks, Jefferson, Kinnikinic, and Snowy Range Formations, and either Pilgrim, Park, Meagher, Wolsey, and Flathead Formations; or Hasmark, Silver Hill, and Flathead Formations.
Geologic age Mississippian through Cambrian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed, Lens)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed, Calcareous)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Minor
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Quartzite
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sedimentary-breccia (Bed)argillaceous limestone breccia and shale breccia
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Calcareous, Glauconitic, Arkosic)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (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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Counties Beaverhead