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  • Usage in publication:
    • Vale formation
  • Modifications:
    • Original reference
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Shale
  • 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. 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, Tye entry p. 2205, and p. 2226-2227).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Vale formation
  • Modifications:
    • Revised
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Bend arch
    • 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, 176, 181. Vale formation of Clear Fork group. The original definition of Vale formation is here modified by including in it at top the Bullwagon dolomite member, which in previous reports has been treated as a distinct formation. Age is Permian.

Source: US geologic names lexicon (USGS Bull. 896, p. 2226-2227).


Map showing publication footprint
  • Usage in publication:
    • Vale Formation
  • Modifications:
    • Not used
Publication:

Barnes, V.E. (project director), 1987, Geologic atlas of Texas, Wichita Falls-Lawton sheet: University of Texas-Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology Geologic Atlas of Texas, scale 1:250,000, Alfred Sherwood Romer memorial edition [Also available in GIS format: Texas Comm. Env. Quality (TCEQ), Austin, TX, 15-minute Digital GAT (Geologic Atlas of Texas) Quads, v. 3/01/2004, NW CD-ROM. GIS files, browse graphics: http://www.beg.utexas.edu/mainweb/services/15minquads.htm]


Summary:

Area of report is north-central TX, approximately between the Brazos and Red Rivers; in this area the Choza, Vale, and Arroyo Formations of Clear Fork Group of the Colorado River Valley of TX are not distinguishable. [Author maps Clear Fork Group undivided, except for "Merkel Dolomite" and "Bullwagon Dolomite", some sandstone beds, and "Lytle Limestone". Listed in descending order: Merkel is topmost member of Choza Formation, Bullwagon is topmost member of Vale Formation, and Lytle is a middle member of Arroyo Formation, all of Clear Fork Group of the Colorado River Valley.] Clear Fork Group is extensively covered by Quaternary deposits. Leonardian (Early Permian) Clear Fork Group is mapped in: Haskell and Knox Cos, Permian basin; Throckmorton and Baylor Cos, Bend arch; and Foard, Wilbarger, and Hardeman Cos, Palo Duro basin. Geologic map.

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


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