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  • Usage in publication:
    • Haynesville Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Not used
Publication:

Dickinson, K.A., 1968, Upper Jurassic stratigraphy of some adjacent parts of Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas, IN Shorter contributions to general geology, 1967: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 594-E, p. E1-E25.


Summary:

Haynesville Formation not used. As originally defined: it included as widespread easily identifiable unit the Buckner; its upper part is similar to Cotton Valley Group; it has no regional unconformity at top. Term Buckner Formation (rank raised) applied to all rocks above Smackover Formation and below Cotton Valley Group. Stratigraphic chart.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Denver GNULEX).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Haynesville Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Anhydrite
    • Limestone
    • Sandstone
    • Shale
Publication:

Mancini, E.A., Tew, B.H., and Mink, R.M., 1990, Jurassic sequence stratigraphy in the Mississippi Interior salt basin of Alabama: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, v. 40, p. 521-530.


Summary:

In the study area, Haynesville can be divided into three distinct units: lower Buckner Anhydrite Member; middle interbedded sandstones, shales, and anhydrites; and upper interbedded carbonate mudstones, dolomitic limestones, sandstones, shales, and anhydrites. Unit probably over 2,800 ft thick in report area. Conformably overlies the Smackover Formation. Kimmeridgian age assigned by Salvador (1987).

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Reston GNULEX).


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