In his Professional Paper on the Southern Guadalupe Mountains, King (1948, pp. 54-58) described a succession of named limestone members, separated by unnamed intervals of generally sandy strata, in the Bell Canyon formation of late Guadalupe (Permian) age, as follows, from below upward: Hegler limestone member, Pinery limestone member, Rader limestone member, flaggy limestone bed, and Lamar limestone member.

The flaggy limestone bed was described as a layer about 10 feet thick, lying about a third of the way up in the 400-foot sandy interval between the Rader and Lamar members. This layer has been extensively quarried for local...

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