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Shelf Sandstones of the Deep Wilcox Trend, Central Texas Gulf Coast

  • Jeffrey A. May
Part of the Frontiers in Sedimentary Geology book series (SEDIMENTARY)

Abstract

The late Paleocene-early Eocene Wilcox Group represents the first major, regional clastic wedge built over and beyond the Cretaceous carbonate shelf edges along the Texas Gulf Coast. The Wilcox produces hydrocarbons along a strip paralleling the coastline from the Mississippi-Alabama state line to the Mexico border. This sequence also yields fresh water, lignite, ceramic clay, and industrial sand, and is a potential geopressured geothermal reservoir.

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Gulf Coast Turbidity Current Silty Shale Wave Ripple Horizontal Lamina 
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