Mineral resources of south Texas, region served through the Port of Corpus Christi

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Maxwell, Ross A.

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University of Texas at Austin. Bureau of Economic Geology


This report is a compilation of all available data on mineral resources (exclusive of oil and gas) in 39 south Texas counties. Information from published and unpublished sources was checked and supplemented by field investigations. The study was carried out in cooperation with the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce to provide an inventory of mineral resources in the trade area served through the Port of Corpus Christi.The rock and mineral resources in the northwestern part of the trade area in and associated with Cretaceous formations include high-calcium limestone, Portland cement materials, clay for structural clay products, asphaltic limestone, gravel, and limited amounts of low-grade manganese, barite, celestite, and guano. The principal mineral resources in the Tertiary and Quaternary formations of the Gulf Coastal Plain are uranium minerals, industrial sand, gravel, bleaching clay, drilling mud, expanded clay aggregate, structural clay products materials, caliche for road surfacing, crushed stone, peat, lignite, bituminous and cannel coal, salt, gypsum, sulfur, and oyster shell.


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