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Tulsa Geological Society


Tulsa Geological Society Digest
Vol. 35 (1967), Pages 289-289

The Deposition Environments of the Spiro Sands in the Arkoma Basin: Abstract

Raymond H. Potts1


Isopachs and electric log cross-sections of the Spiro Sands in Wilburton, Kinta, and Milton-Cartersville Fields are used to illustrate the speaker's interpretation of the depositional environment of these sands in the Arkoma Basin.

At least three sands, differeing genetically and in age, have all been termed the Spiro Sand in the Arkoma Basin.

In the Wilburton Field, the Spiro Sand appears to be a marine facies of the Wapanucka Limestone and is possibly Morrowan in age.

Such characteristics as geometry of the sandstone bodies, sedimentary structures, composition, nature of the boundaries and other features, leads the speaker to believe that in the Kinta and Milton-Cartersville areas the Spiro Sands were deposited in an environment likely to produce channel, as well as transgressive unconformity sand deposits.


Acknowledgments and Associated Footnotes

1 Potts-Stephenson Exploration Company, Oklahoma City

May 8, 1967

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