Relation of Ogallala Formation to the Southern High Plains in Texas

Abstract
Studies along the southern and southeastern borders of the High Plains have demonstrated the presence of outliers of fossiliferous Ogallala Formation in Borden and Scurry counties and have documented the occurrence of Pliocene deposition as far southeast as Sterling County. The limit of characteristic Ash Hollow seed floras is extended to the southeast. An abandoned Pliocene and Pleistocene valley is described across a prong of Edwards Plateau south of Big Spring, and the drainage of the late Pleistocene Lake Lomax is determined to have occurred in pre-Bradyan Wisconsinan time. A meaningful physiographic boundary cannot be drawn between the southern limits of the High Plains and the Edwards Plateau.
Authors
John Frye
Byron Leonard
Citation

Frye, J. C., and Leonard, A. B., 1964, Relation of Ogallala Formation to the Southern High Plains in Texas: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Report of Investigations No. 51, 25 p.

Code
RI051
ISSN
2475-367X
Number
51
Number of figures
3
Number of pages
25
Number of plates
1
Publisher
The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology
Series
Report of Investigation
Year
1964