Fill and spoil

Fill and spoil
State Texas
Name Fill and spoil
Geologic age Holocene
Lithologic constituents
Major
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Sand (Bed)
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital (Bed)
Comments material dredged for raising land surface above alluvium and barrier island deposits and for creating land. Forms islands along waterways. Properties highly variable mixed mud, silt, sand, and shell; mud and silt winnowed when reworked.
References

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1975, Corpus Christi Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, scale 1:250,000.

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1976, McAllen-Brownsville Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, scale 1:250,000.

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1975, Beeville-Bay City Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, scale 1:250,000.

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1982, Houston Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, scale 1:250,000.

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1992, Geologic Map of Texas: University of Texas at Austin, Virgil E. Barnes, project supervisor, Hartmann, B.M. and Scranton, D.F., cartography, scale 1:500,000.

NGMDB product
Counties Aransas - Brazoria - Calhoun - Cameron - Chambers - Galveston - Harris - Jefferson - Kenedy - Matagorda - Nueces - Orange - San Patricio - Willacy