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Paleocene coal deposits of the Wilcox Group, Northeast Texas

January 1, 2011

The surface exposure of the Paleocene Wilcox Group in northeast Texas varies in width from 9 to 27 mi along an arcuate outcrop that extends southwest approximately 156 mi from the Texas-Arkansas State line to 32° latitude. Parts of Bowie, Camp, Cass, Franklin, Henderson, Hopkins, Morris, Navarro, Rains, Titus, Van Zandt, and Wood Counties are included in this outcrop belt (Figure 1). This area forms the northwestern flank of the East Texas Basin (Figure 2), the axis of which separates northeast Texas from the Sabine uplift structural area. The Wilcox Group dips south and southeast at 2° or less toward the axis of the East Texas Basin, with the exception of local salt-dome structures and a transcurrent structural high that extends from Monticello to Martin Lake (Figure 1).

Citation Information

Publication Year 2011
Title Paleocene coal deposits of the Wilcox Group, Northeast Texas
Authors Robert W. Hook, Peter D. Warwick, John R. SanFilipo, Douglas J. Nichols, Sharon M. Swanson
Publication Type Book Chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Series Title AAPG Studies in Geology
Index ID 70192590
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Eastern Energy Resources Science Center