Raton Formation

Distal sandstones, mudstones, and coal beds in eastern Raton Basin. Middle barren zone laterally equivalent to Poison Canyon Formation. K/T boundary discontinuously exposed about 100 m above basal conglomerate in area southwest of Raton.
State New Mexico
Name Raton Formation
Geologic age Paleocene and upper Cretaceous
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Coal (Bed)
NGMDB product
Counties Colfax