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Silurian and/or Ordovician marine rocks, unit 1 (Death Valley)

Sandstone, shale, conglomerate, chert, slate, quartzite, hornfels, marble, dolomite, phyllite; some greenstone
StateCalifornia
NameSilurian and/or Ordovician marine rocks, unit 1 (Death Valley)
Geologic ageOrdovician to Early Devonian
Original map labelSO
CommentsSoutheastern California. Consists primarily of dolostone, limestone, quartzite, and shale. Contains some rocks of Early Devonian age
Primary rock typedolostone (dolomite)
Secondary rock typelimestone
Other rock typesorthoquartzite; mudstone
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.
Streitz, Robert, and Stinson, M.C., 1977, Geologic map of California, Death Valley sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Matthews, R.A., and Burnett, J.L., 1966, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Fresno sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Strand, R.G., 1967, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Mariposa sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Ross, D.C., 1967, Generalized geologic map of the Inyo Mountains region, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-506, scale 1:125,000.
Hunt, C.B., and Mabey, D.R., 1966, Stratigraphy and structure, Death Valley, California: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 494-A, 162 p.
Wright, L.A., and Troxel, B.W., 1993, Geologic map of the central and northern Funeral Mountains and adjacent areas, Death Valley region, southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2305, scale 1:48,000.
Burchfiel, B.C., Hamill, G.S., IV, and Wilhelms, D.E., 1982, Stratigraphy of the Montgomery Mountains and the northern half of the Nopah and Resting Spring Ranges, Nevada and California: Geological Society of America Map and Chart Series MC-44, 9 p., scale 1:62,500.
Workman, J.B., Menges, C.M., Page, W.R., Taylor, E.M., Ekren, E.B., Rowley, P.D., Dixon, G.L., Thompson, R.A., and Wright, L.A., 2002, Geologic map of the Death Valley ground-water model area, Nevada and California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2381-A, 46 p., scale 1:250,000.
Geographic coverageInyo

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