Santa Anna Branch Shale

Santa Anna Branch Shale
State Texas
Name Santa Anna Branch Shale
Geologic age Permian; Wolfcamp Series
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic > Siltstone-mudstone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Incidental
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Comments Mudstone, shale, and sandstone. Mostly mudst. and shale, gray, tan, maroon, thick beds, colors intertongue locally; a few thin ss lentils and sheets, v fine grained, calcar. Limestone lt-gray, fine-grained, thin bedded, nodular, weathers to hard slabs and blocks, thickness 1-3 ft. Sandst. brown, med-grained, large-scale crossbeds thickness 8-10 ft. Thickness of Santa Anna Branch Shale 170-190 ft.
References

Bureau of Economic Geology, 1987, Wichita Falls-Lawton 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 Callahan - Coleman - Shackelford - Throckmorton - Young