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Geologic Unit: Tye
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  • Usage in publication:
    • Tye formation
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Clay
    • Sandstone
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Permian basin
Publication:

Wrather, W.E., 1917, Notes on the Texas Permian: Southwestern Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin [now American Association of Petroleum Geologists], v. 1, p. 93-106.


Summary:

Pl. opp. p. 96. Tye formation. Soft red clays with thin unimportant sandstones in upper part. Thickness 340 feet. Is basal part of Clear Fork beds. Underlies Bullwagon dolomite and overlies Wichita beds. [Age is Permian.]
[Probably named from Tye, Taylor Co., central northern TX.]

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 2205).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Tye formation
  • Modifications:
    • Not used
  • 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. 47. [Tye formation of Wrather (1917) replaced with Vale formation.] Vale formation. Red shale, some of it quite sandy, extending from top of Ferguson's Ford section to base of section at Smith place, on Bull Hollow, [Runnels County, central northern Texas]. Thickness 154 feet in Runnels County; Wrather gives thickness of 340 feet in Taylor County. Replaces Tye formation of Wrather, which is preoccupied by an igneous formation and also conflicts with Tyee formation of Pacific Coast. Basal division of Clear Fork stage. Overlies Arroyo formation, of Wichita stage. Named from old P.O. of Vale, on Ballinger-Maverick Road, on east side of Valley Creek, Runnels Co., central northern TX.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 2205).


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