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  • Usage in publication:
    • Indian Creek bed
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Clay
    • Shale
    • Coal
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
Publication:

Drake, N.F., 1893, Report on the Colorado coal field of Texas, IN Fourth annual report of the Geological Survey of Texas, 1892: Geological Survey of Texas Annual Report, v. 4, p. 357-444. [Available online from the University of Texas-Austin library: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/books/dumble/]


Summary:

Pg. 421, 423. Indian Creek bed in Albany division. Clay, more or less sandy throughout, at many places slightly shaly, and at some places carbonaceous; of bluish, purplish, and yellowish colors. Thickness 75 to 100 or more feet. Member of Albany division [Albany is uppermost of 5 Carboniferous divisions of Cummins, 1891]. Overlies Hordes Creek bed and underlies Bed No. 5 (25 to 60 feet of limestone with some marly clay). Age is possibly Permian.
[Named from Indian Creek, Coleman Co., Colorado River region, central TX.]
[See also GNC remark (Wilmarth, 1938, US geologic names lexicon, USGS Bull. 896) under Pennsylvanian Indian Creek.]

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1009).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Indian Creek shale
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
Publication:

Plummer, F.B., and Moore, R.C., 1922, Stratigraphy of the Pennsylvanian formations of north-central Texas: University of Texas Bulletin, no. 2132, 237 p.


Summary:

Pg. 192, 193, and charts. Indian Creek shale member is included in Admiral formation (basal formation of Wichita group). Overlies Hordes Creek limestone lentil and underlies "bed No. 5" of Drake. [Age is Permian.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1009).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Indian Creek shale member†
  • Modifications:
    • Abandoned
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
Publication:

Moore, R.C., 1949, Rocks of Permian(?) age in the Colorado River Valley, north-central Texas: U.S. Geological Survey Oil and Gas Investigations Preliminary Map, OM-80, scale 1:63,360


Summary:

Sheet 2; R.C. Moore IN A.K. Miller and Walter Youngquist, 1947, Kansas Univ. Paleo. Contrib., no. 2, Mollusca, art. 1, p. 1, 2. †Indian Creek shale member of Admiral formation renamed Wildcat Creek shale. Name Indian Creek preoccupied by Indian Creek of Pennsylvanian age.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 1863).


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