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caliche deposits

caliche deposits
State Texas
Name caliche deposits
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Pleistocene Holocene
Comments chiefly pedogenic carbonate stripped of covering materials, of several ages, thickness as much as 35 ft
Primary rock type evaporite
Secondary rock type
Other rock types
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Chemical (Bed)soil carbonate
Map references
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
Unit references
Bureau of Economic Geology, 1976, Pecos Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas: University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, scale 1:250,000.
Counties Andrews - Concho - Crane - Ector - Gillespie - Glasscock - Hartley - Loving - Martin - Mason - Midland - Oldham - Reagan - Upton - Ward - Winkler