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Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Saddle Creek bed
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
    • Llano uplift
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. 387, 416. Saddle Creek bed in Cisco division. Limestone, usually massive, light-gray, 6 to 12 feet thick. Underlies Camp Creek bed and overlies Waldrip bed in Colorado coal field of Texas. Is member of Cisco division. [Age is Pennsylvanian.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1865).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Saddle Creek bed
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
    • Llano uplift
Publication:

Drake, N.F., 1917, Report on the Colorado coal field of Texas: University of Texas Bulletin, no. 1755, 75 p.


Summary:

Saddle Creek bed is finely exposed 1 to 2 miles south of mouth of Saddle Creek [McCulloch County, central Texas]. On north side of Colorado River it remains north of the river from north of mouth of Saddle Creek to northwest of Waldrip. [Age is Pennsylvanian.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1865).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Saddle Creek bed
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
    • Llano uplift

Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Saddle Creek limestone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
    • Llano uplift
Publication:

Plummer, F.B., and Moore, R.C., 1922, Pennsylvanian stratigraphy of north-central Texas: Journal of Geology, v. 30, no. 1, p. 18-42.


Summary:

Pg. 18-42. Saddle Creek limestone (top member of Harpersville formation) consists of 2 or 3 beds 1 to 3 feet thick separated by shale. To north the Saddle Creek bed changes to calcareous sandstone. [Age is Pennsylvanian.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1865).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Saddle Creek limestone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
    • Llano uplift
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:

Saddle Creek limestone (=Saddle Creek bed of Drake) is top member of Harpersville formation. [Many details.] [Age is Pennsylvanian.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1865).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Saddle Creek formation
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
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), 91. Saddle Creek formation of Pueblo group. Rank raised to formation and reallocated to the Pueblo here redefined, given group status and assigned to the Permian. [Expanded to include Waldrip Nos. 2 and 3 limestone beds of Plummer and Moore (1922).] Underlies Stockwether formation. Redefined Pennsylvanian-Permian boundary is placed at disconformity in Harpersville formation above Waldrip-Newcastle coal zone about 40 to 150 feet below Saddle Creek limestone.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 3376).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Saddle Creek limestone member*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • 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. Saddle Creek limestone member of Pueblo formation. Described in Colorado River Valley as limestone member of Pueblo formation. Consists of thin iiregular layers of brittle fine-grained blue-gray limetone 4 to 5 feet thick. Underlies Camp Creek shale member; overlies Waldrip shale member [rocks previously included in Saddle Creek formation by Cheney]. Age is Permian.

Source: Publication; US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 3376).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Saddle Creek Limestone [unranked]
  • Modifications:
    • Mapped 1:250k
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
Publication:

Barnes, V.E. (project director), 1972, Geologic atlas of Texas, Abilene sheet: University of Texas-Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Geologic Atlas of Texas, 1 sheet, [16 p.], scale 1:250,000, Frederick Byron Plummer memorial edition


Summary:

Saddle Creek Limestone [unranked] at base of Pueblo Formation of Cisco Group. Fine-grained, thin-bedded, gray limestone, locally contains fossils. Thickness 2 to 10 feet, thickens northward. Lies below Camp Creek Shale [unranked] in Pueblo Formation and above Harpersville Formation of Cisco Group. Age is Early Permian (Wolfcampian).
Mapped in Brown, Callahan, Coleman, Shackelford, Stephens, and Throckmorton Cos., central northern TX.

Source: Publication.


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Saddle Creek Limestone [unranked]
  • Modifications:
    • Mapped 1:250k
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
    • Llano uplift
Publication:

Barnes, V.E. (project director), 1976, Geologic atlas of Texas, Brownwood sheet: University of Texas-Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Geologic Atlas of Texas, scale 1:250,000, Monroe George Cheney memorial edition


Summary:

Saddle Creek Limestone [unranked] at base of Pueblo Formation of Cisco Group. Fine-grained limestone interbedded with shale toward top, medium to thick beds in lower part, thin-bedded and flaggy at top, resistant, dark gray to light gray and light brownish gray, weathers light gray; forms scarp, cut out by sandstone near north edge of map sheet; fossils include crinoids, corals, fusulinids, brachiopods, and encrusting algae. Thickness 3 to 8 feet. Lies below Camp Creek Shale [unranked] in Pueblo Formation and above Harpersville Formation of Cisco Group. Age is Early Permian (Wolfcampian).
[Mapped in Brown, Coleman, and McCulloch Cos., central TX.]

Source: Publication.


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