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Roadside Geology of Oklahoma

Roadside Geology of Oklahoma

by Neil H. Suneson

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Learn about the Geology of Oklahoma with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 385 pages that are packed with detailed information about Oklahoma Geology. See table of contents below.

Roadside Geology of Oklahoma
Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
v
Introduction
1
    Oklahoma's Rocks and Minerals
1
    Geologic Time, Stratigraphy, and Fossils
14
    Structural Uplifts, Basins, and Shelf Areas
22
Geologic History of Oklahoma
27
    PROTEROZOIC EON
27
        The Western Granite-Rhyolite Province
27
    PALEOZOIC ERA
30
        Cambrian Rifting and Igneous Activity
30
        Cambrian through Early Mississippian Sedimentation
35
        Mountain Building and Basin Formation
42
            Ouachita Mountains and Arkoma Basin
44
            Arbuckle Mountains and Ardmore and Marietta Basins
48
            Wichita Mountains and Anadarko and Hollis Basins
50
        Permian Quiescence and Erosion
52
    MESOZOIC ERA
56
        Triassic and Jurassic Periods: The Missing Pieces
56
        Cretaceous Seaway
57
    CENOZOIC ERA
60
        Rocky Mountain Uplift and the Ogallala Formation
60
        The Great Rivers of Quaternary Time
62
        Oklahoma's Natural Resources
64
            Oil Brought Oklahoma to the Dance
65
            Coal Mining, Labor Unions, and Reclamation
71
            Water: Critical for Oklahoma's Future
73
The High Plains
77
    OK 325 and US 412: Tri-State Monument - Guymon - Woodward
80
        Keyes Helium Plant
88
        Hugoton Gas Field
90
        Optima Dam and Its Missing Reservoir
92
    US 64: Guymon - Buffalo
94
        Playa Lake Basins
97
        Volcanic Ash North of Gate
99
The Redbed Plains and Sandstone Hills
101
        Origin of the Red Color in Permian Rocks
102
    Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area
104
        Oklahoma City Oil Field
106
    Tulsa Metropolitan Area
112
    Interstate 35: Kansas Border - Edmond
118
        Midco Fossil Beds
122
        Central Oklahoma Aquifer
123
    Interstate 35: Norman - Davis
125
        Paoli Silver-Copper Deposit
127
    Interstate 40 and Historic Route 66: Texas Border - Clinton - Oklahoma City
128
        Red Rock Canyon Park
134
    Interstate 40: Oklahoma City - Henryetta
135
    Interstate 44: Fort Sill - Chickasha - Oklahoma City
140
        Permian Vertebrate Fossils at Richards Spur Quarry
142
    Interstate 44 (Turner Turnpike) and Historic Route 66: Oklahoma City - Tulsa
145
    Interstate 44 (Will Rogers Turnpike): Tulsa - Missouri Border
151
    Historic Route 66: Tulsa - Kansas Border
151
        Claremore Radium Baths
155
        Miami-Picher Lead-Zinc Mining District
159
        Tripoli Mining near Peoria
161
    US 64 and US 60: Buffalo - Alva - I-35 near Ponca City
161
        Cargill Solar Salt Plant at Big Salt Plain
163
        Alabaster Caverns State Park
164
        Hourglass Selenite at Salt Plains National Wildlife Refuge
168
    US 60: I-35 near Ponca City - Bartlesville - Vinita
170
        Ponca City and E. W. Marland
172
        Prehistoric Chert Quarries in Kay County
174
        Burbank Oil Field
174
        Pawhuska and the Osage Reign of Terror
178
    US 69: Big Cabin (Vinita) - Muskogee - McAlester
182
    US 75: Kansas Border - Tulsa
188
        Bartlesville and the Bartlesville-Dewey Oil Field
191
    US 75: Tulsa - Henryetta
192
        Glenn Pool Oil Field
194
    US 81 (Chisholm Trail): Kansas Border - Enid - Duncan
196
    US 270 and US 281 Spur: Woodward - I-40 west of El Reno
205
        Roman Nose State Park
209
    US 270: Shawnee - McAlester
212
        Greater Seminole Oil Field
214
    US 281 and US 183: Kansas Border - Seiling - Hobart
218
        Stream Piracy and the Cimmaron and North Canadian Rivers
222
    US 412: Woodward - Enid - Tulsa
227
        Boiling Springs State Park
229
        Ames Impact Structure and Oil Field
232
        Redbed Copper Deposits
236
        Cheshewalla (Gypsy) Sandstone
239
The Eastern Mountains and Hill Country
241
    Interstate 40: Henryetta - Sallisaw - Arkansas Border
245
    Indian Nation Turnpike: Henryetta - McAlester - Texas Border
250
    US 59: West Siloam Springs - Poteau - Heavener
256
        Spiro Mounds
259
        Heavener Runestone Park
261
    US 59 and US 259: Heavener - Idabel - Texas Border
262
        Beavers Bend State Park
268
    US 69: McAlester - Durant - Texas Border
271
    US 270: McAlester - Heavener
274
    US 412 and Cherokee Turnpike: Tulsa - West Siloam Springs at Arkansas Border
281
        Karst Aquifer at Natural Falls State Park
286
    OK 3: Atoka - Broken Bow
287
        Dinosaur Fossils in the Antlers Sandstone
291
The Arbuckle and Wichita Mountains
293
    Interstate 35: Davis - Ardmore - Texas Border
294
        Southwest Davis Zinc Field
298
        Turner Falls
303
        Ardmore
305
        Lake Murray State Park
306
    Interstate 44: Texas Border - Lawton/Fort Sill
308
    US 62: Texas Border - Altus - Lawton
311
        Granite and Quartz Mountain Nature Park
315
    US 81 (Chisholm Trail): Duncan - Texas Border
320
    US 183: Hobart - Texas Border
322
        Glen Mountains Layered Complex
326
        Oklahoma-Texas-Red River Controversy
328
    OK 7: Lawton - Sulphur - Atoka
329
        Sho-Vel-Tum Oil Field
332
        The Initial Point
333
        Chickasaw National Recreation Area
336
        Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer
338
Wichita Mountains and Slick Hills
341
    OK 49: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
343
        Mount Scott
346
        Meers and Saddle Mountain on OK 115
349
    OK 58 (Slick Hills): Medicine Park - OK 19
351
Glossary
353
References Cited and Supplemental Sources
361
Index
369