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Yesa Formation

Yeso Formation; sandstones, siltstones, anhydrite, gypsum, halite, and dolomite; Leonardian
State New Mexico
Name Yesa Formation
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Paleozoic | Permian
Comments Sandstone, limestone, shale, siltstone, gypsum.
Primary rock type sandstone
Secondary rock type limestone
Other rock types mudstone; evaporite
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic > Sandstone-Mudstone (Bed)sandstone, siltstone, anhydrite, gypsum, halite, and dolomite
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate (Bed)sandstone, siltstone, anhydrite, gypsum, halite, and dolomite but geolex describes limestone instead of dolo.
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 Bernalillo - Chaves - Cibola - Dona Ana - Lincoln - McKinley - Otero - Sandoval - San Miguel - Santa Fe - Sierra - Socorro - Torrance - Valencia