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Salmon Peak Limestone

Salmon Peak Limestone
State Texas
Name Salmon Peak Limestone
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Early
Comments Limestone, upper 75 ft granular, abundant caprinid and other shell fragments, crossbedded; lower part, Globigerina mudstone, abundant large chert masses, white; total thickness 380 ft on San Antonio Sheet (1974), reported 310 ft thick on Del Rio Sheet (1977)..
Primary rock type limestone
Secondary rock type mudstone
Other rock types chert
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (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, 1974, San Antonio Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, University of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, scale 1:250,000.
Bureau of Economic Geology, 1977, Del Rio Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, University of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, scale 1:250,000.
Counties Edwards - Kinney - Uvalde - Val Verde