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Chinle Group

Chinle Group; Upper Triassic; includes Moenkopi Formation (Middle Triassic) at base in many areas; in eastern part of state the following five formations are mapped:
StateNew Mexico
NameChinle Group
Geologic agePhanerozoic | Mesozoic | Triassic
Original map label@c
Primary rock typemedium-grained mixed clastic
Secondary rock typefine-grained mixed clastic
Other rock typeslimestone; chert; evaporite
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic (Bed)no lith description on map
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate (Bed)limestone and marl
Map references
Anderson, O.J., Jones.G.E., and Green, G.N., compilers, 1997, Geologic map of New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-52.
Unit references
Anderson, O.J., Jones.G.E., and Green, G.N., compilers, 1997, Geologic map of New Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-52.
USGS Geologic Names Lexicon (GEOLEX)
Geographic coverageBernalillo - Catron - Cibola - Colfax - Harding - Lincoln - McKinley - Mora - Otero - Rio Arriba - Sandoval - San Juan - San Miguel - Santa Fe - Socorro - Taos - Torrance - Union - Valencia

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