Buda Limestone and Eagle Mountain Sandstone, undivided

Buda Limestone and Eagle Mountain Sandstone, undivided
State Texas
Name Buda Limestone and Eagle Mountain Sandstone, undivided
Geologic age Late Cretaceous
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Marlstone (Bed)
Comments Mapped in Quitman and Van Horn Mtns., south Hudspeth and Culberson Cos., TX. Buda Ls--upper part-- thin to thick beds, resistant, few chert nodules; middle--interbedded gray ls, marl, and calc shale, limonite nodules; lower--fossilif., aphanitic ls, thin to thick beds; formation is 200-350 ft thick. Eagle Mountain Sandstone--about 70-130 ft of interbedded brown sandst. brown, shale, siltstone, and sandy limestone. Sandst. v. fine grained quartz, calcareous, ferruginous, crossbedded in part, thin bedded, yell-brn; some beds of limestone and olive-gray shale.

Gillerman, Elliot, 1953, U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 987, p. 11


Twiss, P.C., 1959, Texas University Bureau of Economic Geology Quadrangle Map 23.

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1979, Marfa Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas: Bureau of Economic Geology and The 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.

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Counties Culberson - Hudspeth - Jeff Davis