Talpa Formation

Talpa Formation
State Texas
Name Talpa Formation
Geologic age Permian; Leonard Series
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Comments Shale and limestone; mostly shale in units 1 to 20 ft thick. Tan, gray, reddish-brown, incr. reddish and variegated northward. Limestone mostly in lower part, tan, gray, yellow, fine to coarse grained, thin to thick bedded in units 1-12 ft thick, wavy, massive, nodular, pelecypods, brachiopods, algae, and large cephalopods. Thickness of unit 70-100 ft.
Stratigraphic units Albany Group (revised), Wichita Group (revised)
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 Baylor - Callahan - Coleman - Concho - Haskell - Runnels - Shackelford - Taylor - Throckmorton