Goat Seep Formation

Goat Seep Formation
State Texas
Name Goat Seep Formation
Geologic age Permian; Guadalupe Series
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Comments Upper unit--mostly limestone, in part dolomitic, in part sandy, mostly thick bedded, massive, light gray to brownish yellow; sandstone interbeds more abundant downward; poorly preserved marine fossils; thickness 200+ to 1,200 ft. Lower unit--mostly sandstone, very fine to fine grained, soft, brownish yellow to pink; sone units of limestone, cherty, sandy, thin bedded, brown, limestone more abundant in Guadalupe Mtns; forms moderate slope; silicifed marine fossils; thickness 150 to 300 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 - Hudspeth