Geologic map of Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Murray County, Oklahoma

Scientific Investigations Map 3258
Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service
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This 1:24,000-scale geologic map is a compilation of previous geologic maps and new geologic mapping of areas in and around Chickasaw National Recreation Area. The geologic map includes revisions of numerous unit contacts and faults and a number of previously “undifferentiated” rock units were subdivided in some areas. Numerous circular-shaped hills in and around Chickasaw National Recreation Area are probably the result of karst-related collapse and may represent the erosional remnants of large, exhumed sinkholes. Geospatial registration of existing, smaller scale (1:72,000- and 1:100,000-scale) geologic maps of the area and construction of an accurate Geographic Information System (GIS) database preceded 2 years of fieldwork wherein previously mapped geology (unit contacts and faults) was verified and new geologic mapping was carried out. The geologic map of Chickasaw National Recreation Area and this pamphlet include information pertaining to how the geologic units and structural features in the map area relate to the formation of the northern Arbuckle Mountains and its Arbuckle-Simpson aquifer. The development of an accurate geospatial GIS database and the use of a handheld computer in the field greatly increased both the accuracy and efficiency in producing the 1:24,000-scale geologic map.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geologic map of Chickasaw National Recreation Area, Murray County, Oklahoma
Series title Scientific Investigations Map
Series number 3258
DOI 10.3133/sim3258
Year Published 2013
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center
Description Report: iv, 28 p.; 1 Plate: 42.0 x 40.0 inches; Downloads Directory
Country United States
State Oklahoma
County Murray County
Other Geospatial Chicksaw National Recreation Area
Datum North American Datum of 1983
Projection Universal Transverse Mercator, zone 14
Scale 24000
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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