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  • Usage in publication:
    • Santa Anna bed
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Clay
  • 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. 387, 419. Santa Anna bed in Cisco division. Bluish and reddish sandy clay, 25 to 75 feet thick. Member of Cisco division, near top [Cisco is 2nd from top of 5 Carboniferous divisions of Cummins, 1891]. Overlies Horse Creek bed and underlies Bed No. 18 (15 to 25 feet of limestone interstratified with clay). Age is Pennsylvanian.
[Named from exposures in buttes at Santa Anna, Coleman Co., and at various points to north of that town, Colorado River region, central TX.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1921).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Santa Anna shale member
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
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. 24, 31; Univ. Texas Bull., no. 2132, p. 177-183 and charts. Santa Anna shale member of Moran formation. Underlies Sedwick limestone member of Moran and overlies Horse Creek limestone member of Moran in Colorado River Valley, central Texas. Thickness 25 to 75 feet.
[Moran was transferred to Wichita group (Permian) in 1933 (Sellards, Univ. Texas Bull., no. 3232).]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 1921).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Santa Anna shale member*
  • Modifications:
    • Areal extent
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
Publication:

Moore, R.C., 1948, [Title unknown], IN Cheney, M.G., leader, Study of Lower Permian and Upper Pennsylvanian rocks in Brazos and Colorado River Valleys of west-central Texas, particularly from Coleman Junction to Home Creek limestones: Abilene Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook, Spring Field Trip, June 11-12, 1948.


Summary:

Sheets 3, 4. R.C. Moore, 1949, USGS Oil and Gas Inv. Prelim. Map 80, sheet 2. Santa Anna shale member of Moran formation. Underlies Sedwick limestone member; overlies Gouldbusk limestone member (new). Age is Early Permian (Wolfcamp).

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 1200, p. 3460-3461).


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