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Bursum Formation

Bursum Formation; shale, arkose, and limestone; earliest Permian
State New Mexico
Name Bursum Formation
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Permian
Primary rock type shale
Secondary rock type sandstone
Other rock types conglomerate; limestone
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic (Bed)shale, arkose, limestone shale/arkose/conglomerate are in mixed-clastic
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)shale, arkose, limestone shale/arkose/conglomerate are in mixed-clastic
Map references
Anderson, O.J., Jones.G.E., and Green, G.N., compilers, 1997, Geologic map of New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-52.
Unit references
Anderson, O.J., Jones.G.E., and Green, G.N., compilers, 1997, Geologic map of New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-52.
Counties Lincoln - Otero - Sierra - Socorro - Valencia