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Grayburg and Queen Fromations

Grayburg and Queen Formations; sandstone, gypsum, anhydrite, dolomite, and red mudstone; Guadalupian
State New Mexico
Name Grayburg and Queen Fromations
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Permian
Comments Grayburg Formation: dolomite, sandstone, anhydite, bentonite/shale. Queen Formation: sandstone, limestone, anhydrite.
Primary rock type carbonate
Secondary rock type sandstone
Other rock types evaporite; shale; bentonite; mudstone
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)sandstone, gysum, anydrite, dolomite, red mudstone GEOLEX describes Grayburg as dolo, ss, anhydrite, bentonite/shale Queen as ss, ls, anhydrite /carbonate includes both dolo and ls
Sedimentary > Carbonate (Bed)sandstone, gysum, anydrite, dolomite, red mudstone GEOLEX describes Grayburg as dolo, ss, anhydrite, bentonite/shale Queen as ss, ls, anhydrite /carbonate includes both dolo and ls
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic > Siltstone-Mudstone (Bed)sandstone, gypsum, anydrite, dolomite, red mudstone GEOLEX describes Grayburg as dolo, ss, anhydrite, bentonite/shale Queen as ss, ls, anhydrite /carbonate includes both dolo and ls Siltstone-Mudstone represents fine-g
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.
USGS Geologic Names Lexicon (GEOLEX)
Counties DeBaca - Eddy - Otero