Flowerpot Shale

WOODWARD- Red-brown silty shale with some thin gypsum and dolomite beds in upper 50 feet and fine-grained sandstones in upper part to north. The middle and upper parts contain 50 feet or more of rock salt in the immediate subsurface, giving origin to the Ferguson Salt Plain in Blaine County and the Big and Little Salt Plains in Woods and Harper Counties on the Cimarron River. Thickness ranges from 180 feet in north part to 430 feet in south part. The "Chickasha Formation" (Pc) is a deltaic tongue of red-brown to greenish-gray to orange-brown cross-bedded mudstone conglomerate, siltstone, shale, and fine-grained sandstone, about 30 feet thick, in the middle of the Flowerpot Shale, pinching out northward. CLINTON- "Flowerpot Shale," Pf, reddish-brown shale containing several salt and gypsum beds in the upper part. Thickness, about 300 to 450 feet; gradational southward and eastward into Chickasha Formation and Duncan Sandstone. OKLAHOMA CITY- Mostly red-brown silty clay shale with stringers of gypsum (satin spar and selenite); grades southward into "Chickasha Formation". Thickness, 20 to 40 feet. (El Reno Group) LAWTON- "Flowerpot Shale," Pf, reddish-brown and greenish-gray shale, interbedded with greenish-gray siltstone; thickness, about 175 to 195 feet (53 to 59 m).
State Oklahoma
Name Flowerpot Shale
Geologic age Early Permian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Chemical > Evaporite > Gypsum (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Chemical > Evaporite > Salt (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)
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

Morton, R.B., 1980, Reconnaissance of the water resources of the Woodward quadrangle, northwestern Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Hydrologic Atlas 8, scale 1:250,000, 4 sheets. (Geology on sheet 1 compiled by R.B. Morton, 1973, and R.O. Fay, 1977.)

Cederstrand, J.R., 1996l, Digital geologic map of Woodward quadrangles, northwestern Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-381,(2 diskettes), URL address is: http://ok.water.usgs.gov/gis/geology

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr96381

Carr, J.E. and Bergman, D.L., 1976, Reconnaissance of the water resources of the Clinton quadrangle, west-central Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Hydrologic Atlas 5, scale 1:250,000, 4 sheets. (Geology on sheet 1 compiled by J.E. Carr, 1972, and R.O. Fay, 1975.)

Cederstrand, J.R., 1996d, Digital geologic map of Clinton quadrangles, west-central Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-373, (2 diskettes), URL address is: http://ok.water.usgs.gov/gis/geology

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr96373

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

Havens, J.S., 1977, Reconnaissance of the water resources of the Lawton quadrangle, southwestern Oklahoma: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Hydrologic Atlas 6, scale 1:250,000, 4 sheets. (Geology on sheet 1 compiled by R.O. Fay, 1967-68 and J.S. Havens, 1973.)

Cederstrand, J.R., 1996g, Digital geologic map of Lawton quadrangles, southwestern Oklahoma: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 96-376, (3 diskettes), URL address is: http://ok.water.usgs.gov/gis/geology

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/ofr96376

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Counties Alfalfa - Beckham - Blaine - Caddo - Canadian - Greer - Harmon - Harper - Jackson - Kingfisher - Kiowa - Major - Washita - Woods - Woodward