Hennessey Group

CLINTON- Reddish-brown shale with some thin, greenish-gray siltstone and orange-brown sandstone and siltstone beds; thickness, about 500 feet. The "Hennessey Group" is not subdivided in the southern part of the Clinton quadrangle; in the northeastern corner of the quadrangle, the upper part of the "Bison Formation," Pbi, is exposed as orange-brown and greenish-gray, fine-grained sandstone and siltstone. The Bison is gradational southward into reddish-brown shale; it thins southward and is about 120 feet thick. LAWTON- "Hennessey Group," Phy, reddish-brown to gray shale with some tan sandstones, 130 to 200 feet (40 to 60 m) thick (locally unconformable on Cambrian igneous rocks).
State Oklahoma
Name Hennessey Group
Geologic age Early Permian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Comments Named from town of Hennessey, northern Kingfisher Co, OK, (Aurin and others, 1926). in the Anadarko basin. The shales of the Hennessey are rarely fissile or laminated; instead they are more commonly blocky and break with a conchoidal fracture with the appearance of "joint clay." Characterized by numerous bands or streaks which are white or light green in color varying in thickness from a few inches to 4+ ft. (S. Oklahoma folded belt province).
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

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

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

Aurin, F.L., Officer, H.G. and Gould, C.N., 1926, The subdivision of the Enid Formation: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, vol.10, no.8, pp.786-799.

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