Ada Group or Ada Formation

ENID- "Ada Group"- Mainly shale with many limestone layers that are thinner and pinch out southward, where fine-grained sandstones are thicker and more numerous. Near Kansas border, group includes (descending): "Auburn shale" (50 feet thick) at top, underlain by "Wakarusa Limestone," IPaw (2 feet thick), unnamed shale (40 feet thick), "Rulo Limestone" (3 feet thick), unnamed shale (18 feet thick), "Happy Hollow Limestone" (2 feet thick), unnamed shale and sandstone (60 feet thick), "Bird Creek Limestone," IPab (2 feet thick; called "Church Limestone" in Kansas), "Severy-Aarde Shale" (70 feet thick), "Turkey Run Limestone," IPat (2 feet thick; called "Coal Creek Limestone" in Kansas), unnamed shale (30 feet thick), "Pearsonia Limestone" (3 feet thick), unnamed shale (15 feet thick), "Little Hominy Limestone" (22 feet thick), "Deer Creek Limestone (15 feet thick), unnamed shale (10 feet thick), "Plummer Limestone" (2 feet thick), unnamed shale (35 feet thick), and "Beil Limestone Member" (10 feet thick) of "Lecompton Limestone" at base. Total thickness, about 400 feet (120 m). OKLAHOMA CITY- "Ada Group"- Mostly orange-brown fine-grained sandstone and red-brown to gray shale; grades southward into chert conglomerates. Includes the following thin limestone beds and shale units north of North Canadian River (descending): "Auburn Shale" (80 feet thick), "Wakarusa Limestone," IPaw (1 to 6 feet thick), unnamed shale (95 feet thick), "Bird Creek Limestone," IPab (1 to 9 feet thick), "Severy-Aarde Shale" (45 feet thick), "Turkey Run Limestone," IPat (1 foot thick), unnamed shale (45 feet thick), and "Lecompton Limestone" (1.5 to 10 feet thick), at base. Total thickness of group ranges from 100 feet in south to 280 feet in north. ARDMORE-SHERMAN- "Ada Formation"- (= Collings Ranch Conglomerate) Shale, red-brown to gray, bituminous sandstone, and limestone conglomerate; thickness, 100 to 1,400 feet (subsurface), decreasing southward.
State Oklahoma
Name Ada Group or Ada Formation
Geologic age Late Pennsylvanian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)
Comments Named for town of Ada, Pontotoc Co, OK. Type area lies within and to west of Ada; outcrop extends from northern edge of Stonewall quad, north of Vamoosa, southwestward to a point about 3 mi southeast of Roff. Is in Pontotoc and Seminole Cos, OK, Chautauqua platform and Arkoma basin.(Morgan,1924) Average thickness 100 ft. Limestone conglomerates and coarse sandstones very prominent in greater part of outcrop. Clastic material decreases to north; near Vamoosa very scarce.With decrease in amount of clastics northward, formation becomes thinner--only 60 ft thick at northern edge of quad. Also contains light-colored shales. Conglomerates and sandstones are characteristically saturated with asphalt; north of Canadian River, asphaltic strata less numerous than to south. Source of asphalt unclear; possibly heavy oil from exposed asphaltic sands of Simpson formation was brought out and deposited. Fossils rare. Near base is a thin black limestone that is very persistent near Ada.
References

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.

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr03247

Bingham, R.H. and Bergman, D.L., 1980, Reconnaissance of the water resources of the Enid quadrangle, north-central Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Hydrologic Atlas 7, sale 1:250,000, 4 sheets. (Geology on sheet 1 compiled by R.H. Bingham, and R.O. Fay, 1973.)

Cederstrand, J.R., 1996e, Digital geologic map of Enid quadrangles, north-central Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-374, (4 diskettes), URL address is: http://ok.water.usgs.gov/gis/geology

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr96374

Bingham, R.H. and Moore, R.L., 1975, Reconnaissance of the Water Resources of the Oklahoma City quadrangle, central Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Hydrologic Atlas 4, Scale 1:250,000, 4 sheets. (Geology on sheet 1 compiled by R.H. Bingham and R.O. Fay, 1973.)

Cederstrand, J.R., 1996i, Digital geologic map of Oklahoma City quadrangles, central Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-378, (2 diskettes), URL address is: http://ok.water.usgs.gov/gis/geology

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr96378

Sapik, D.B. and Goemaat, R.L., 1973, Reconnaissance of the ground-water resources of Cimarron County, Oklahoma: U.S Geological Survey Hydrologic Investigations Atlas HA-373, scale 1:125,000, 3 sheets. (Geology on sheet 1 compiled by S.L. Schoff, 1943.)

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ha373

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

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr96370

Morgan, G.D., 1924, Geology of the Stonewall Quadrangle, Oklahoma: [Monograph] Bureau of Geology, Bull., vol.2, 248 pp.

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Counties Creek - Lincoln - Murray - Okfuskee - Osage - Pawnee - Payne - Pontotoc - Pottawatomie - Seminole