Santa Elena Limestone

Santa Elena Limestone
State Texas
Name Santa Elena Limestone
Geologic age Early Cretaceous
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Unconsolidated > Marl (Bed)
Sedimentary > Chemical > Chert (Bed)
Comments Cliff-forming limestone unit that overlies Sue Peaks Formation. Santa Elena Ls is lt-gray to white, fine-grained to microgranular, massive, beds to 10 ft thick, some marl interbeds, chert nodules and silicified rudistids common in massive beds. Thickness about 740 ft at mouth of Santa Elena Canyon, 500 ft in Santiago Peak area, 943 ft in Black Gap area.

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 Brewster - Pecos - Presidio - Terrell