Lost Lake Salt Dome (Lost Lake Oil Field), Wallisville, Chambers Co., Texas, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||29° 51' 30'' North , 94° 46' 0'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||29.85857,-94.76689|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
A salt deposit located 3.8 km (2.3 miles) NW of Wallisville and 11.1 km (6.9 miles) E of Mont Belvieu (nearest large city) (4 miles S80E of Winfree), on private land. Discovered in 1925. MRDS database accuracy for this location is not stated. Oil and gas production from 1929.
Mineralization is a salt dome deposit (Mineral occurrence model information: Model code: 252; USGS model code: 35a.4 (35ad); Deposit model name: Salt domes: diapiric salt structures), hosted in the Late Jurassic Louann Salt. Local rocks include alluvium.
Reserve-resource data are found in: Halbouty, Michel T. (1979).
1 valid mineral.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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0 - 0.0117 Ma
Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)
Description: alluvium and low terrace deposits along streams, sand, silt, clay, and gravel. Thickness variable. The unit appears on Geologic Map of Texas on the lagoon side of barrier islands where they represent lagoon and wind-tidal-flat sand and clay. These deposits of clay and silty, clayey fine to v. fine quartz sand and shell sand accumulate on alternately dry and flooded barren flats 0.3 m below to 1 m above mean sea level. Mapped areas include active eolian sand dunes on the landward side of barrier islands.
Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. 
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064531.