Cherry Canyon Formation

Cherry Canyon Formation
State Texas
Name Cherry Canyon Formation
Geologic age Permian; Guadalupe Series
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)
Comments Sandstone, siltstone, and limestone. Mostly very fine-grained quartz sandstone and siltstone, mostly noncalcareous, in part shaly, mostly thin bedded, some varvelike bedding and ripple marks, irregularly bedded channel fillings common in lower two-thirds. Locally persistent thin quartzite beds in lower part. Sandy limestone in thin beds, lenses, and nodules in a few places. Limestone, thin to thick bedded, some sandstone interbeds. WESTERN APACHE MTNS.--interbedded dolomite, limestone, and fine to very fine-grained dolomitic sandstone; basal 50 ft. exposed. Thickness 1,000 ft.

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.

NGMDB product
Counties Culberson