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West Nueces Formation

West Nueces Formation
State Texas
Name West Nueces Formation
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Mesozoic | Cretaceous-Early [Comanchean]
Comments Along West Nueces River in Kinney and Uvalda Counties (Del Rio Sheet, 1977; San Antonio Sheet, 1974). Upper 80 ft limestone, fine grained, massive, miliolid and mollusc-bearing; lower 60 ft, limestone, nodular, oysters and other molluscs common; total thickness 140 ft.
Primary rock type limestone
Secondary rock type
Other rock types
Lithologic constituents
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, 1977, Del Rio Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, University of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, scale 1:250,000.
Counties Kinney - Uvalde