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Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 1 (Western Mojave Desert)

Shale, sandstone, conglomerate, limestone, dolomite, chert, hornfels, marble, quartzite; in part pyroclastic rocks
StateCalifornia
NameCarboniferous marine rocks, unit 1 (Western Mojave Desert)
Geologic ageLate Proterozoic to Pennsylvanian
Original map labelC
CommentsSouthern California (San Bernardino Mountains and western Mojave Desert).Consists primarily of limestone, dolomite, calcitic and dolomitic marble, schist, and quartzite. Most rocks are metamorphosed.Includes rocks of Late Proterozoic to Pennsylvanian age.
Primary rock typemarble
Secondary rock typelimestone
Other rock typesdolostone (dolomite); schist; quartzite; hornfels
Lithologic constituents
Map references
Jennings, C.W., Strand, R.G., and Rogers, T.H., 1977, Geologic map of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, scale 1:750,000.
Unit references
Jennings, C.W., Strand, R.G., and Rogers, T.H., 1977, Geologic map of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, scale 1:750,000.
Jennings, C.W., 1985, An explanatory text to accompany the 1:750,000 scale fault and geologic maps of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Bulletin 201, 197 p.
Rogers, T.H., 1969, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, San Bernardino sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Bortugno, E.J., and Spittler, T.E., 1986, Geologic map of the San Bernardino quadrangle, California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Regional Geologic Map Series, Map 3A, scale 1:250,000.
Matti, J.C., Brown, H.J., Miller, F.K., Wrucke, C.T., Calzia, J.P., and Conway, C.M., 1993, Preliminary geologic map of the north-central San Bernardino Mountains, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 93-544, 10 p., scale 1:100,000.
Dibblee, T.W., Jr., 1967, Areal geology of the western Mojave Desert, California: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 522, 153 p., scale 1:125,000.
Martin, M.W., and Walker, J.D., 1995, Stratigraphy and paleogeographic significance of metamorphic rocks in the Shadow Mountains, western Mojave Desert, California: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 107, p. 354-366.
Miller, E.L., 1981, Geology of the Victorville region, California: Geological Society of America Bulletin, Part 2, v. 92, p. 554-608.
Stewart, J.H., and Poole, F.G., 1975, Extension of the Cordilleran miogeosynclinal belt to the San Andreas fault, southern California: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 86, p. 205-212.
Calzia, J.P., Matti, J.C., and Gantenbein, Michael, 1995, Geology, geochemistry, and resource potential of carbonate rocks in the San Bernardino National Forest, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 95-39, 38 p., scale 1:100,000.
Martin, M.W., and Walker, J.D., 1993, Upper Precambrian to Paleozoic paleogeographic reconstruction of the Mojave Desert, California, in Cooper, J.D., and Stevens, C.H., eds., Paleozoic paleogeography of the western United States-II: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Pacific Section, Book 67, p. 167-188.
Brown, H.J., 1991, Stratigraphy and paleogeographic setting of Paleozoic rocks in the San Bernardino Mountains, California, in Cooper, J.D., and Stevens, C.H., eds., Paleozoic paleogeography of the western United States-II: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Pacific Section, Book 67, p. 193-207.
Geographic coverageSan Bernardino

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