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playa deposits

playa deposits
State Texas
Name playa deposits
Geologic age Phanerozoic | Cenozoic | Quaternary | Pleistocene Holocene
Comments Clay and silt, sandy, gray, in shallow depressions; weathers lt. gray. ephemeral lakes and ponds common in wet season.
Primary rock type clay or mud
Secondary rock type silt
Other rock types
Lithologic constituents
Major
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Clay (Bed)
Unconsolidated > Fine-detrital > Silt (Bed)
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, 1984, Dalhart Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas: University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, scale 1:250,000.
Bureau of Economic Geology, 1970, Perryton Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, scale 1:250,000.
Bureau of Economic Geology, 1983, Tucumcari Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, scale 1:250,000.
Bureau of Economic Geology, 1969, Amarillo Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, scale 1:250,000.
Bureau of Economic Geology, 1977, Clovis Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, scale 1:250,000.
Bureau of Economic Geology, 1968, Plainview Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, scale 1:250,000.
Bureau of Economic Geology, 1983, Lubbock Sheet, Geologic Atlas of Texas: University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, scale 1:250,000.
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