Del Carmen Limestone

Del Carmen Limestone
State Texas
Name Del Carmen Limestone
Geologic age Early Cretaceous
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Comments Del Carmen is gray limestone aphanitic to fine grained, massive, chert nodules, weathers shades of dk brown, yell-brown, and pinkish-brown; rudistids and milliolids common. Forms sheer escarpments. Thickness 445 ft. 350 ft in northern Sierra del Carmen, 475 ft at mouth of Santa Elena Canyon, 300-350 ft in Shafter area.
References

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

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1977, Del Rio Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, University of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, 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 Presidio