Cloud Chief Formation

Cloud Chief Formation
State Texas
Name Cloud Chief Formation
Geologic age Permian; Guadalupe Series
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Chemical > Evaporite > Gypsum (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Comments Mostly gypsum, white, gray, and ping. Also sandstone, sand, shale, gypsum, selenite, and dolomite, interbedded Sandst and sand fine-grain quartz, silty, locally gypsiferous, thin bedded -massive, shades of red mottled green. Shale sandy, massive, red. gypsum thin bedded - massive, white, pink. Dolomite, thin discont. beds assoc. with gypsum, gray.

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1974, Big Spring Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas: University of Texas at Austin, 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 Hansford - Ochiltree