Polished slab of laminated, very dark colored, basinal Lamar Limestone (the uppermost
member of the Bell Canyon Formation). Note excellent preservation of fine-scale lamination
and lack of bioturbation in this sample from a locality about 7 km basinward from the age-
equivalent Capitan reef margin. Sample from roadside outcrop along U.S. Highway 62-180
approximately 1 km north of intersection with road to McKittrick Canyon, Culberson Co., TX.

© Peter A. Scholle, 1999

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