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.
KeywordsBlack Shale Common Depth Point Sacramento Mountain Delaware Basin Northwest Shelf
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