|Geologic age||Middle Pennsylvanian|
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
|Comments||Named for the town of Nowata, Nowata Co, OK, Chautauqua platform. No type locality designated. Near the KS State line and east of Verdigris River, this formation occupies a narrow band between the escarpments of overlying and underlying limestones. Width of outcrop at Nowata is 2+ mi; is greater at Watova; in vicinity of Talala is 5 mi; east of Tulsa is 8 mi. Consists of a series of shales with a few interstratified sandstones and at lest one bed of coal; shales generally are bluish or greenish in color, weathering green or buff. Thickness varies from 50 ft to 600 ft at Tulsa. (Ohern, 1910).|
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.
Marcher, M.V., and Bingham R.H., 1971, Reconnaissance of the water resources of the Tulsa quadrangle, northeastern Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Hydrologic Atlas 2, scale 1:250,000, 4 sheets. (Geology on sheet 1 compiled by M.V. Marcher, in 1969.)
Cederstrand, J.R., 1996k, Digital geologic map of Tulsa quadrangles, northeastern Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-380, (2 diskettes), URL address is: http://ok.water.usgs.gov/gis/geology
Ohern, D.W., 1910, The stratigraphy of the older Pennsylvanian rocks of northeastern Oklahoma: Okla St Univ, Research Bull., 4; Abst, Geol. Soc. Am., Bull. 22: pp. 720-721.
|Counties||Nowata - Rogers - Tulsa|