Ludlow Formation

White, tan, yellow, and gray, cross-bedded, fine- to medium-grained,silty sandstone interbedded with locally bentonitic, gray siltstone, claystone, and sandy to silty claystone. Characterized by uranium-bearing lignite beds and "clinker" beds fromed by burning coalseams. Thickness up to 420 ft (128 m).
State South Dakota
Name Ludlow Formation
Geologic age Paleocene
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Claystone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Coal > Lignite (Bed)

Martin, J.E., Sawyer, J.F., Fahrenbach, M.D., Tomhave, D.W., and Schulz, L.D., 2004, Geologic Map of South Dakota: South Dakota Geological Survey, GM 10, scale 1:500,000.

NGMDB product
Counties Corson - Harding - Meade - Perkins - Ziebach