Yates Formation

Yates Formation
State Texas
Name Yates Formation
Geologic age Permian; Guadalupe Series
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Comments Siltstone, shale, limestone, and dolomite. In southern area siltstone, very fine-grained sandstone, and shale, thin to medium bedded, some thin beds of sandy limestone, dolomite, and locally redbeds; grades to limestone and dolomite northward (reefward) and in turn to Capitan Limestone, a few thin beds of siltstone, thin to thick bedded; forms light-colored moderate slope between dark-colored bluffs of adjacent formations; thickness up to 290 ft.
Stratigraphic units Carlsbad Group
References

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