Lower Permian Phylloid Algal Mounds, Southern Tatum Basin, Southeastern New Mexico, U.S.A.
The Tatum Basin (Fig. 1) is located in southeastern New Mexico on the Northwest Shelf of the prolific hydrocarbon-productive Permian Basin region. It is a local subsurface basin that originated in Early Pennsylvanian time, with maximum development during Middle Pennsylvanian. As a result of depositional infilling, the area ceased to be a basin by Early Permian (Wolfcamp) time and became a shallow open shelf that was the site of cyclic carbonate deposition. Phylloid algal mounds are an integral part of these cycles and are the subject of this paper.
KeywordsPermian Porosity Mold Hydrocarbon Shale
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Cys JM, Mazzullo SJ (in press) Depositional and diagenetic history of Morton Field (Lower Permian), southeastern New Mexico. In: Roehl PO, Choquette PW (eds) Carbonate petroleum reservoirs; a casebook. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New YorkGoogle Scholar
- Malek-Aslani M (1970) Lower Wolfcampian reef in Kemnitz Field, Lea County, New Mexico. Am Assoc Pet Geol Bull 54: 2317–2335Google Scholar
- Toomey DF, Wilson JL, Rezak R (1977) Evolution of Yucca Mound complex, Late Pennsylvanian phylloid-algal buildup, Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico. Am Assoc Pet Geol Bull 61: 2115–2133Google Scholar
- Wilde GL (1971) Phylogeny of Pseudofusulinella and its bearing on Early Permian stratigraphy. In: Dutro JT Jr (ed) Paleozoic perspectives: A paleontological tribute to G. Arthur Cooper. Smithson Contrib Paleobiol 3: 363–379Google Scholar
- Wilson JL (1975) Carbonate facies in geologic history. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 471 pGoogle Scholar