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  • Usage in publication:
    • Johnny Bull sandstone
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Pedregosa basin
Publication:

Gillerman, Elliot, 1958, Geology of the central Peloncillo Mountains, Hidalgo County, New Mexico, and Cochise County, Arizona: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Bulletin, no. 57, 152 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:48,000)


Summary:

Named as the upper formation of the Bisbee Group for Johnny Bull Mine in Hidalgo Co, NM in Pedregosa basin. Type section in SE1/4 sec 4, T25S, R21W. Measured section in SW1/4 sec 4, T25S, R21W described. Geologic map included. Is made up of interbedded orthoquartzite, brown subgraywacke, and brown shale. Sandstone constitutes most of formation. Many of the beds are well indurated and thick, and form resistant ledges. Others are thin, argillaceous, and less resistant. Color of the sandstone ranges from white to gray and pink and brown. No complete section preserved but at least 1,047 ft thick at one locality. Rests conformably on Still Ridge formation. No information about upper contact. Is of Early Cretaceous (Albian and Cenomanian) age. No fossils found.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Johnny Bull Sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Age modified
    • Overview
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Pedregosa basin
Publication:

Hayes, P.T., 1970, Cretaceous paleogeography of southeastern Arizona and adjacent areas, IN Mesozoic stratigraphy in southeastern Arizona: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 658-B, p. B1-B42. [Available online from the USGS PubsWarehouse: http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/pubs/pp/pp658B]


Summary:

Is formation of Gillerman (1958) in central Peloncillo Mountains, Hidalgo Co, AZ in Pedregosa basin. Overlies Still Ridge Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of Bisbee Group with apparently conformable contact. Thickness more than 1,000 ft. Possible correlation with Fort Crittenden Formation (Upper Cretaceous) on basis of lithology. Age changed from Early Cretaceous (Gillerman, 1958) to possible late Late Cretaceous on basis of correlation. Is not considered part of Bisbee Group (Lower Cretaceous) due to age change. [See fig. 5 for regional correlation.]

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Johnny Bull Sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Pedregosa basin
Publication:

Armstrong, A.K., Silberman, M.L., Todd, V.R., Hoggatt, W.C., and Carten, R.B., 1978, Geology of central Peloncillo Mountains, Hidalgo County, New Mexico: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources Circular, no. 158, 19 p., (incl. geologic map, scale 1:24,000)


Summary:

Is top formation in Bisbee Group in central Peloncillo Mountains, Hidalgo Co, NM in Pedregosa basin. Mapped as a single map unit with underlying Still Ridge Formation. Is intruded by units of Tertiary and Tertiary or Cretaceous age. Combined thickness of Still Ridge and Johnny Bull is 250-350 m. Is Early Cretaceous age on basis of stratigraphic position dating.

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


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Johnny Bull Sandstone*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Pedregosa basin
Publication:

Drewes, Harald, 1986, Geologic map of the northern part of the Animas Mountains, Hidalgo County, New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map, I-1686, scale 1:24,000


Summary:

Formation names of the Lower Cretaceous Bisbee Group used in Bisbee area (Glance Conglomerate, Morita Formation, Mural Limestone, and Cintura Formation) can be distinguished in Peloncillo Mountains (Cochise Co, AZ and Hidalgo Co, NM in Basin-and-Range province and in Pedregosa basin. Are recognized for the first time in northern Animas Mountains. Formation names of Bisbee area were defined by Ransome in 1904 and take precedence over local terminologies defined later (Gillerman, 1958, whose names McGhee Peak Formation, Johnny Bull Sandstone, Still Ridge Formation, and Carbonate Hill Limestone are not used in this report).

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


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