Loma Plata Formation

Loma Plata Formation
State Texas
Name Loma Plata Formation
Geologic age Early Cretaceous; Comanchean Series
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Unconsolidated > Marl (Bed)
Comments Mostly limestone and interbedded marl, v. fine graine, thin beds, med light gray to brn-gray, some blk shale and thin nodular limest. interbeds near base; weathers v. pale orange; marine megafossils; thickness 2,200 ft +-.

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.

NGMDB product
Counties Culberson - Hudspeth - Jeff Davis - Presidio