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Geologic Unit: Tanyard
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Tanyard formation*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Dolomite
    • Limestone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Llano uplift

Cloud, P.E., Jr., Barnes, V.E., and Bridge, Josiah, 1946, Stratigraphy of the Ellenburger group in central Texas; a progress report, IN E.H. Sellards, [ed.], Texas Mineral resources: University of Texas-Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Publication, no. 4301, p. 133-161., [1945]


Name given to rocks at base of Ellenburger group (rank raised) exposed at the Tanyard, the type section, on east bank of Buchanan Lake opposite mouth of Jim John Creek and Cedar Hollow, and 2-3 mi north of mouth of Fall Creek, northwest Burnet Co., TX on the Llano uplift. Consists of 518 to 658 ft of dolomite and limestone. Is thickest at the western side of uplift and thinnest on the eastern side of the uplift. The dolomite is gray, irregularly bedded, fine- to coarse-grained, vuggy to porous. The limestone is gray, sublithographic, thick-to thin-bedded. Weathers rough or smoothly irregular to pitted, craggy. Limestone occurs mostly in upper and lower parts, whereas dolomite occurs mostly in middle. Divisible into Threadgill member (first published description), and Staendebach member (new). Overlies Pedernales or San Saba Members (depending on locality) of Wilberns Formation. Underlies Gorman Formation, middle formation of Ellenburger group. Cross section. Geologic maps of areas in Gillespie, Blanco, and San Saba Cos., on the Llano uplift. Of Early Ordovician age. Fossils locally abundant. May be equivalent to Gasconade dolomite of MO and Chepultepec dolomite of Appalachians.

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

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