Cox Sandstone

Cox Sandstone
State Texas
Name Cox Sandstone
Geologic age Early Cretaceous
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic > Sandstone-mudstone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Comments Interbedded nodular limestone and ferruginous sandstone at north end of Chinati Mtns. Also minor shale and marl there. Upper part about one-third limestone, thin-bedded, hard, nodular, rest mostly shale, gray, red, and interbeds of marl and sandstone, abundant Exogyra texana. Lower part sandstone, fine to med grained, resistant, thick beds, crossbedded; few thin beds of fossilif. limest. toward base, grades downward to Bluff Mesa Fm. Thickness 450 ft; Amsbury (1958) measured about 500 ft in Pinto Canyon, Chinati Mtns, Presidio Co.
References

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1979, Emory Peak--Presidio Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, University of Texas at Austin.

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1968, Van Horn-El Paso Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas: Bureau of Economic Geology, 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 - Presidio - Reeves