Mancos Shale

Mancos Shale (Masuk Shale Mbr, Emery Sandstone Mbr, Blue Gate Shale Mbr, Ferron Sandstone Mbr, and Tununk Shale Mbr).
State Utah
Name Mancos Shale
Geologic age Late Cretaceous
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)prodelta ss
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Comments Sandstones are prodelta (near shore) deposits into the Cretaceous marine sea in which the shale was deposited

Hintze, L.F., 1980, Geologic map of Utah: Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, scale 1:500,000.

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Witkind, I.J., Weiss, M.P., and Brown, T.L., 1987, Geologic map of the Manti 30' x 60' quadrangle, Carbon, Emery, Juab, Sanpete, and Sevier counties, Utah: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1631, scale 1:100.000.

Hettinger, R.D. and Kirschbaum, M.A., 2002, Stratigraphy of the Upper Cretaceous Mancos Shale (upper part) and Mesaverde Group in the southern part of the Uinta and Piceance basins, Utah and Colorado: U.S. Geological Survey Investigations Series I-2764, 21 p., 2 sheets,

Roberts, L.N.R., and Kirschbaum, M.A., 1995, Paleogeography of the Late Cretaceous of the western interior of Middle North America--coal distribution and sediment accumulation: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1561, 115 p.

Carroll, R.E., 1987, Geology of the Standardville 7 1/2' quadrangle, Carbon County, Utah: Brigham Young University Geology Studies, v. 34, pt. 1, p. 1-32.

NGMDB product
Counties Carbon - Emery - Garfield - Grand - San Juan - Sanpete - Sevier - Wayne