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fill and spoil

fill and spoil
State Texas
Name fill and spoil
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Holocene
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.
Primary rock type sand
Secondary rock type silt
Other rock types clay or mud
Lithologic constituents
Major
Unconsolidated > Coarse-detrital > Sand (Bed)
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital (Bed)
Map references
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
Unit 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.
Counties Aransas - Brazoria - Calhoun - Cameron - Chambers - Galveston - Harris - Jefferson - Kenedy - Matagorda - Nueces - Orange - San Patricio - Willacy