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OFM0220D. Geologic Map of the Muenster West Quadrangle, Texas, by E. W. Collins. Oversize geologic map on a color topographic base, map scale 1:24,000, 2015. Downloadable PDF. For a paper map: OFM0222.
About This Publication
This quadrangle is one of several for the mapping study of the North-Central Texas transportation corridor north of Fort Worth and Dallas. Maps for this corridor provide a basic geologic framework to aid in managing water and earth resources, planning land use, identifying aquifer recharge areas, and identifying sources of aggregate and other earth resources. Geologic units exposed across this corridor comprise about 1,500 ft of Cretaceous shelf and shore-zone deposits. This map depicts the upper Antlers sand, clay, and conglomerate; Walnut limestone and marl; Goodland limestone; Kiamichi marl and clay; Duck Creek limestone; and Fort Worth limestone. Goodland limestone and Antlers sand—potential earth resources—are quarried locally and in adjacent areas. Antlers deposits in the subsurface compose the Trinity Aquifer, a major aquifer of the region.
Keywords: maps, geologic maps, Muenster West Quadrangle, Antlers Sand, Goodland limestone, North-Central Texas, Texas
Collins, E. W., 2015, Geologic Map of the Muenster West Quadrangle, Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Open-File Map No. 220, map scale 1:24,000.