Tensleep Formation

Very light gray sandstone interbedded with subordinate carbonate, shale, and anhydrite. Cyclical marine, eolian, and sabkha. Thickness about 60 m (197 ft).
State Montana
Name Tensleep Formation
Geologic age Pennsylvanian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Chemical > Evaporite > Anhydrite (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (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.

NGMDB product
Counties Big Horn - Carbon