Tessey Limestone

Tessey Limestone
State Texas
Name Tessey Limestone
Geologic age Permian; Ochoa Series
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)
Comments highest formation of the Permian in Glass Mtns. Mostly thick layers of mostly dolomitic limestone. A considerable part is only slightly dolomitic and some is oolitic. Nearly barren of fossils except single locality yielded many pelecypods (Pleurophorus). Shreds of Bryzoa and minute Foraminifera in thin sections. Interfingering facies changes. May be equivalent in part to Capitan Ls to northwest.Thickness 1,000 ft

King, P.B., 1934, Permian stratigraphy of Tans-Pecos Texas: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 45, p. 697-797.

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 Brewster - Pecos