Clam Lake Salt Dome

Occurrence in Jefferson county in Texas, United States with commodity Halite

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10064523
MRDS ID TC38912
Record type Site
Current site name Clam Lake Salt Dome

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -94.10853, 29.70858 (WGS84)
Relative position 12.5 MI S10E OF LABELLE.
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Geographic areas

Country State County
United States Texas Jefferson

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Halite Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Halite Ore

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 252
USGS model code 35a.4 (35ad)
Deposit model name Salt domes: diapiric salt structures

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Chemical Sediment > Salt
    Rock unit name Louann Salt
    Rock description Louann Salt
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Jurassic

Nearby scientific data

(1) -94.10853, 29.70858

Ore body information

  • General form DIAPIR
    Depth to top 2491.13M

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Non-metallic
Significant No
Discovery year 1937

Land status

Ownership category Private

Comments on development

  • ECON.COM: OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION FROM 1937 TO PRESENT.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS TC38912

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    WILLIAMS, K.O., 1962, CLAM LAKE FIELD, IN TYPICAL OIL AND GAS FIELDS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS: HOUSTON GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, VOL. I, P. 34-37 FT.

  • Deposit

    HALBOUTY, M.T., 1979, SALT DOMES-GULF COAST: HOUSTON, GULF PUBCO.

  • Other Database

    CIMRI

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit NO CAPROCK

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-OCT-1993 Long, Keith R. U.S. Geological Survey