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Geologic units in Kings county, California
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- Eocene marine rocks (Paleocene to Oligocene) at surface, covers 0.5 % of this area
Shale, sandstone, conglomerate, and minor limestone; in part Oligocene and Paleocene.
- Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits (Pliocene to Holocene) at surface, covers 83 % of this area
Alluvium, lake, playa, and terrace deposits; unconsolidated and semi-consolidated. Mostly nonmarine, but includes marine deposits near the coast.
- Ultramafic rocks, chiefly Mesozoic, unit 3 (Coast Ranges and Western Klamath Mountains) (Middle to Late Jurassic) at surface, covers 0.2 % of this area
Ultramafic rocks, mostly serpentine. Minor peridotite, gabbro, and diabase. Chiefly Mesozoic unit 3
- Miocene marine rocks (Oligocene to Pliocene) at surface, covers 1 % of this area
Sandstone, shale, siltstone, conglomerate and breccia; in part Pliocene and Oligocene.
- Plio-Pleistocene and Pliocene loosely consolidated deposits (Miocene to Pleistocene) at surface, covers 3 % of this area
Pliocene and/or Pleistocene sandstone, shale, and gravel deposits; in part Miocene.
- Pliocene marine rocks (Miocene to Pleistocene) at surface, covers 8 % of this area
Sandstone, siltstone, shale, and conglomerate; in part Pleistocene and Miocene.
- Upper Cretaceous marine rocks, unit 1 (Upper Great Valley Sequence) (Late Cretaceous) at surface, covers 3 % of this area
Upper Cretaceous sandstone, shale, and conglomerate
- Franciscan Complex, unit 1 (Coast Ranges) (Jurassic to Cretaceous) at surface, covers 0.4 % of this area
Franciscan complex: Cretaceous and Jurassic sandstone with smaller amounts of shale, chert, limestone, and conglomerate. Includes Franciscan melange, except where separated--see KJfm.
- Lower Cretaceous marine rocks (Early Cretaceous) at surface, covers 0.6 % of this area
Lower Cretaceous sandstone, shale, and conglomerate