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A Sand-rich, Basin-floor Turbidite System Willow Mountain, Texas, U5A

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Mark Barton
Mark Barton
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Shell International Exploration and Production, Houston, Texas, USA
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Shirley Dutton
Shirley Dutton
2
Bureau of Economic Geology, Austin, Texas, USA
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Published:
January 01, 2008

Abstract

Deep-water deposits of the Permian Bell Canyon Formation are well exposed along a small, highly dissected mesa referred to as Willow Mountain, located in Culberson County, Texas (Figure 1). A series of closely spaced, kilometer (0.6-mi)-wide exposures (both parallel and perpendicular to the depositional dip of the system) allow stratigraphic relationships to be extended in three dimensions over an area of 5.5 km2 (2.1 mi2) with a high degree of confidence (Figure 2). Regional shelf-to-basin correlations indicate the outcrop is located about 20 km (12 mi) from the coeval shelf edge and was deposited at a toe-of-slope to basin-floor setting.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Atlas of Deep-Water Outcrops

Tor H. Nilsen
Tor H. Nilsen
Desceased
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Roger D. Shew
Roger D. Shew
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Gary S. Steffens
Gary S. Steffens
Shell International E&P
Houston, Texas
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Joseph R. J. Studlick
Joseph R. J. Studlick
Maersk Oil America Inc.
Houston, Texas
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
56
ISBN electronic:
9781629810331
Publication date:
January 01, 2008

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