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  • Usage in publication:
    • Paint Rock bed
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
    • Shale
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Permian basin
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, 428. Paint Rock bed in Albany division [Wichita group]. Largely dark-colored shaly, slightly carbonaceous limestone interstratified with thin layers of carbonaceous argillaceous lime shale. Fossilfierous. Thickness 150 feet. Top member of Albany [Wichita] division. Age is possibly Permian.
Exposures of the typical rock along Mustang Creek, from its mouth to within 1.5 mi of Norwood, Concho Co., Colorado River region, central TX. [Named from town of Paint Rock, Concho Co., Colorado River region, central TX.]

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1589).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Paintrock formation
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Permian basin
Publication:

Beede, J.W., and Waite, V.V., 1918, The geology of Runnels County, [Texas]: University of Texas Bulletin, no. 1816, 64 p.


Summary:

Pg. 8, 9, 30-41, map. Paintrock formation (redefined). As here considered begins with No. 128 of general section and extends to top of No. 141. This leaves a thickness of 81 feet for the formation; Drake's thickness was 150 feet. He began Paintrock beds much lower than base here used, judging from his map, showing lower limit along Pony Creek. [These lower rocks must have been transferred to underlying Talpa limestone.] The rocks of this formation are more evenly bedded and somewhat more resistant than those of the two underlying formations [Talpa and Grape Creek]. The fauna is more sparse and less varied. Upper limit is rather hard to determine before fauna of whole section is worked out, since lithologic changes are not sharp at any point. Underlies Lueders formation, which contains larger proportion of shale and nearly impure limestones. All included in Wichita stage.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1589).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Paint Rock bed
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Permian basin
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. 197-198. [As Clyde formation was defined in this report it did not include Paint Rock bed of Drake, but the Paint Rock appears to be included in Wichita group, for authors state (p. 198, footnote) "the Talpa [top member of their Clyde formation] and Paint Rock beds are two formations sufficiently closely related to go in one and the same group."]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1589).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Paint Rock beds of Drake
  • Modifications:
    • Overview
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Permian basin
Publication:

Sellards, E.H., 1933, The pre-Paleozoic and Paleozoic systems in Texas, Part 1, IN Sellards, E.H., Adkins, W.S., and Plummer, F.B, The geology of Texas; Volume 1, Stratigraphy: University of Texas Bulletin, no. 3232, p. 15-238., Published July, 1933


Summary:

Pg. 169. Paint Rock beds of Drake are basal part of Lueders formation as defined in this report. Named from Paint Rock, Concho Co., central TX. [Age is Permian.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1589).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Paint Rock limestone
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Permian basin
Publication:

Cheney, M.G., 1940, Geology of north-central Texas: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 24, no. 1, p. 65-118. [Available online, with subscription, from AAPG archives: http://www.aapg.org/datasystems or http://search.datapages.com]


Summary:

Pg. 66 (fig. 1). Paint Rock Limestone of Lueders Group. Rank raised to formation in the Lueders here given group status. Underlies Maybelle limestone; overlies Talpa formation. [Age is Permian.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 2899).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Paint Rock limestone
    • Paint Rock beds
    • Paint Rock formation
  • Modifications:
    • Not used
  • 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. Paint Rock limestone; Paint Rock beds; Paint Rock formation of previous workers. Type "Paint Rock" in Concho County, central Texas, has been traced into type exposure of Talpa limestone; "Paint Rock" is a synonym for Talpa limestone and preference in nomenclature is given latter term.

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 2899).


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