Fox Hills Formation

Consists of fossiliferous, gray, ferruginous and yellowish fine-grained sandstone, arenaceous clays and a few interbeds of gray to brown sandy shale and coal totaling 172 ft thick at that section. Estimated thickness 500 ft.
State Nebraska
Name Fox Hills Formation
Geologic age Late Cretaceous
Lithologic constituents
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Clay (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Coal (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Comments Montana Group

Burchett, R.R., 1986, Geologic Bedrock Map of Nebraska: Nebraska Geological Survey. Scale 1:1 million.

Meek, F.B., and Hayden, F.V.,1862, Descriptions of new Lower Silurian, (Primordial), Jurassic, Cretaceous, and Tertiary fossils, collected in from which they were obtained: Acad. of Natural Sci. of Philadelphia, Proceedings 1861, v. 13, p. 415-447.

NGMDB product
Counties Scotts Bluff