thumbnail

Preliminary report on the geology of the Arbuckle and Wichita mountains, in Indian Territory and Oklahoma, with an appendix on reported ore deposits of the Wichita Mountains

Professional Paper 31

By:
and

Links

Abstract

The Arbuckle Mountains consist of a moderately elevated table -land or plateau in the east-central part of the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. The plateau ranges in elevation from 1,300 feet above sea, in its contracted western part, to 750 feet, at the east end, where it coalesces with the bordering plain. Geologically the Arbuckle Mountain region consists of a great thickness of rocks, composed chiefly of limestones, which range in age from middle Cambrian to Devonian, and which are succeeded on the borders by an almost equal thickness of Carboniferous conglomerates, shales, and sandstones. In the central part of the district, unconformably beneath the Cambrian strata, there is a mass of granite, granite-porphyry, diabase, and associated crystalline rocks. The uplifting and folding of the region occurred previous to the deposition of the Permian "Red Beds," which were deposited across it on the' west. The bearing of the Arbuckle uplift is approximately N. 70° W.

Study Area

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Preliminary report on the geology of the Arbuckle and Wichita mountains, in Indian Territory and Oklahoma, with an appendix on reported ore deposits of the Wichita Mountains
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
31
Year Published:
1904
Language:
English
Publisher:
Government Printing Office
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
97 p.
Country:
United States
State:
Oklahoma
Other Geospatial:
Arbuckle Mountains, Wichita Mountains
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N