Mingus Formation

Mingus Formation
State Texas
Name Mingus Formation
Geologic age Pennsylvanian; Des Moines Series
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale > Black-shale (Bed)
Comments from top to bottom: Goen Limestone, increasingly sandy southwestward (in Abilene Sheet) forms discontinuous lentisl at approx. same stratigraphic position, crinoid columnals, brachiopods, and corals locally abdt. gray to tan, thickness up to 2 ft. Dobbs Valley Sandstone, med. grained, locally calcareous, commonly massive, reddish-brown, outrp discontinuous, some interbedded sandy shales, forms scarp, thickness up to 45 ft. Santoi Limestone, dk. gray, fusulinids abdt., thickness 2-4 ft. Thickness of Mingus Formation (redefined) about 230 ft
Stratigraphic units Goen Limestone, Dobbs Valley Sandstone, Santo Limestone, Strawn Group
References

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1972, Abilene sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, 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 Eastland - El Paso - Erath - Hudspeth - Palo Pinto - Parker