Paleoecology of the Hurricane Lentil, Cook Mountain Formation, East Texas

dc.contributor.advisorScott, Alan Johnson
dc.creatorDavis, Richard A., Jr., 1937-en
dc.date.accessioned2014-04-03T22:27:29Zen
dc.date.available2014-04-03T22:27:29Zen
dc.date.issued1961-06en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThe Hurricane Lentil in the lower part of the Landrum Member of the Cook Mountain Formation can be recognized for 170 miles along strike. This lentil lies at the base of the Landrum Member and is directly above the Wheelock Member. Three key beds, two bentonites and a fossil bed containing Plicatula filamentosa Conrad , are present at most exposures of the Hurricane Lentil. Sedimentary rocks of the Cook Mountain Formation are classified using the four common constituents: quartz, iron oxide, glauconite pellets, and clay. The abundant fossils in the Hurricane Lentil indicate deposition took place on the continental shelf in a quiet, open marine sea with a level bottom. The lower Hurricane Lentil was deposited in a relatively stable sea whereas the upper Hurricane Lentil was deposited in a regressive sea.en
dc.description.departmentEarth and Planetary Sciencesen
dc.format.mediumelectronicen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/23789en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.rightsCopyright is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en
dc.subject.lcshPaleoecology--Texas--Hurricane Lentilen
dc.subject.lcshPaleontology--Eoceneen
dc.subject.lcshPaleontology--Texas--Hurricane Lentilen
dc.titlePaleoecology of the Hurricane Lentil, Cook Mountain Formation, East Texasen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentGeological Sciencesen
thesis.degree.disciplineGeological Sciencesen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen

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