Hueco Limestone

Hueco Limestone
State Texas
Name Hueco Limestone
Geologic age Permian; Wolfcamp Series
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic > Siltstone-mudstone (Bed)
Comments Limestone, dolomite, sandstone, shale, mudstone, and conglomerate. Maximum thickness 1,500 ft. Exposed in Hueco Mountains, Franklin Mtns, Cornudas Mtns, Sixteen Mtns and Sierra Tinaja Pinta and Sierra Diablo area. Also from 0-200 ft of cherty limestone exposed in Wylie and Eagle Mountains.
Stratigraphic units Alacran Mountain Formation, Upper member of Alacran Mountain Formation, Deer Mountain Red Shale Member, Cerro Alto Limestone, Hueco Canyon Formation, Powwow Conglomerate Member

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 - El Paso - Hudspeth