Bell Canyon Formation

Bell Canyon Formation
State Texas
Name Bell Canyon Formation
Geologic age Permian; Guadalupe Series
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Comments Sandstone and limestone. Mostly sandstone, very fine grained, very thin to thick bedded, in part massive, brownish yellow. Limestone, five units not seperately mapped ( from top--Lamar, McCombs, Rader, Pinery, and Hegler), fine grained, mostly thin bedded, dark gray to black, thickness of individual units 10-40 ft. in basin, 50-100 ft. near Capitan reef; fossisls scarce except near Capitan reef. Grades into Capitan Formation. Thickness 670 ft. near Capitan reef, 1,000+ ft. in basin

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1968, Van Horn-El Paso Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas: Bureau of Economic Geology, The 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.

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Counties Culberson