Goddard Shale

ARDMORE-SHERMAN- 1. Mainly shale, gray, limonitic; thickness, 3,600 feet in Ardmore Basin, 240-450 feet on Lawrence uplift. In places includes "Rod Club" and "Overbrook Sandstones" and "Union Valley Formation-Wapanucka" shale. Occurs in the ARBUCKLE MTNS. 2. Shale, gray, limonitic; estimated thickness, 500 feet, but may be 2,500. Occurs in the OUACHITA MNTS. McALESTER TEXARKANA- Shale, gray to black, with some sandstones and ironstone concretions; thickness, 500 feet or more. Occurs in the OUACHITA MTNS NORTH OF TI VALLEY FAULT.
State Oklahoma
Name Goddard Shale
Geologic age Late Mississippian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Comments Type locality listed as on Goddard ranch in secs 17, 18, 19, and 20, T3S, R4E, Johnston Co, OK in S. Oklahoma folded belt province. In measured type section, lower part 1,189 ft thick is gray to black shale with limonitic concretions with pelecypods and ammonoids, and upper part 1,671 ft thick is mostly a covered interval--gray shale with ferruginous concretions. (Elias, 1956).

Heran, W.D., Green, G. and Stoeser, D.B., 2003, A Digital Geologic Map Database of Oklahoma: USGS Open File Report 03-247, scale 1:250,000.


Cederstrand, J.R., 1996a, Digital geologic map of Ardmore-Sherman quadrangles, south-central Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-370, (3 diskettes), URL address is: http://ok.water.usgs.gov/gis/geology


Marcher, M.V. and Bergman, D.L., 1983, Reconnaissance of the water resources of the McAlester and Texarkana quadrangles, southeastern Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Hydrologic Atlas 9, scale 1:250,000, 4 sheets. (Geology on sheet 1 compiled by M.V. Marcher and D.L. Bergman, in 1971 and revised by R.O. Fay, in 1978.)

Cederstrand, J.R., 1996h, Digital geologic map of McAlester-Texarkana quadrangles, southeastern Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-377, (3 diskettes), URL address is: http://ok.water.usgs.gov/gis/geology


Elias, M.K., 1956, Upper Mississippian and Lower Pennsylvanian formations of south-central Oklahoma: [Monograph] V. 1 of Ardmore Geol. Soc., Petroleum geology of southern Oklahoma--a symposium, pp.56-134.

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Counties Atoka - Carter - Coal - Johnston - Latimer - Love - Murray - Pittsburg - Pontotoc