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Stratigraphy and historical geology of Gulf Coastal Plain in vicinity of Harris County, Texas

Willis George Meyer
Stratigraphy and historical geology of Gulf Coastal Plain in vicinity of Harris County, Texas
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (February 1939) 23 (2): 145-211

Abstract

A description of all post-Weches formations of the Gulf Coastal Plain in the vicinity of Harris County, Texas, and the geologic history of the Gulf Coastal Plain of southeastern Texas are presented. The many deep wells in this region make it a favored area for such an investigation as the one here attempted. A comparison of surface sections with subsurface sections reveals important changes of facies in nearly every formation. A geosyncline of major dimensions is located near the outer margin of the Gulf Coastal Plain in eastern Texas and Louisiana. The formation of this geosynclinal depression and the accumulation of sediment in it are the dominant features of the Cenozoic history of this region. Tertiary and Quaternary deposits in the vicinity of Galveston, Texas, are estimated to be 35,000 feet thick. The origin of this geosynclinal depression is discussed.


ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 23
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Stratigraphy and historical geology of Gulf Coastal Plain in vicinity of Harris County, Texas
Pages: 145-211
Published: 193902
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1939-013022
Categories: Economic geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 8 figs. incl. index and paleogeog. maps, 1939: abstract, World Petroleum, Vol. 10, No. 6, p. 109
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Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1939
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