Earth and Planetary Sciences ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 1-27-1964

Abstract

The Haymond Formation of the Marathon basin, Texas consists mainly of a sequence of more than 12,000 siltstone-shale couplets which, combined with the similar couplets of the older Tesnus Formation, form a sequence of "flysch" sediments more than 10,000 feet thick deposited on the eastern slope of the subsiding Llanoria geosyncline. The Haymond Formation contains no diagnostic fossils; its age is known only as Lower Pennsylvanian, probably Atokan.

Degree Name

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

First Committee Member (Chair)

Roger Y. Anderson

Second Committee Member

Sherman A. Wagner

Third Committee Member

J. Paul Fitzsimmons

Language

English

Keywords

Haymond Formation, Marathon Region, siltstone-shale

Document Type

Thesis

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