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Paluxy Sand

Paluxy Sand
State Texas
Name Paluxy Sand
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Early
Comments Sherman Sheet (1967)---sand, v. fine grained to fine grained, in part argillaceous and silty, crossbedded to thinly bedded and massive, lt. brownish yellow to lt. gray; clay, v. thinly bedded to massive, lt. gray to lt. red. thickness 225+-ft. Paluxy is correl. with upper part of Antlers Fm. Dallas Sheet (1972)---sandstone, mudstone, and limestone. thickness 95-105 ft.
Primary rock type sand
Secondary rock type sandstone
Other rock types limestone
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (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, 1972, Dallas sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, scale 1:250,000.
Bureau of Economic Geology, 1967, Sherman Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas: University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, scale 1:250,000.
Counties Bosque - Brown - Comanche - Eastland - Erath - Hood - Jack - Johnson - Mills - Parker - Tarrant - Wise