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Sedimentary rocks (Cretaceous)

Marine graywacke, subgraywacke, conglomerate, and shale. Pebbles and cobbles in conglomerate are well rounded volcanic and metavolcanic rocks, low-grade metasedimentary rocks, quartzite, chert, and minor silicic and intermediate plutonic rocks. Shales are gray to black and are fissile to blocky. Sandstones commonly display graded bedding; conglomerate beds are commonly thick and poorly bedded. Shales, near Mitchell, have yielded latest (Early Cretaceous (Albian) fossils; some earliest Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) fossils occur in beds southeast of Mitchell (D.L. Jones, oral Commun., 1972). Includes Hudspeth and Gable Creek Formations (OR049), Bernard Formation (OR028), and Cretaceous sedimentary rocks (OR008)
StateOregon
NameSedimentary rocks (Cretaceous)
Geologic ageCretaceous
Original map labelKs
Primary rock typegraywacke
Secondary rock typeconglomerate
Other rock typesshale
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone > Graywacke (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)
Map references
Walker, G.W. and MacLeod, N.S., 1991, Geologic map of Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey, scale 1:500,000.
Unit references
Walker, G.W. and MacLeod, N.S., 1991, Geologic map of Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey, scale 1:500,000.
Walker, G.W. and Repenning, C.A., 1965, Geologic map of Adel quadrangle, Lake, Harney, and Malheur Counties, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-446, scale 1:250,000.
Brown, C.E. and Thayer, T.P., 1966, Geologic map of the Canyon City quadrangle, northeastern Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-447, scale 1:250,000.
Dickinson, W.R. and Vigrass, L.W., 1965, Geology of the Suplee-Izee area, Crook, Grant, and Harney Counties, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Bulletin 58, 109 p.
Gilluly, James, 1937, Geology and mineral resources of the Baker quadrangle, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 879, 199 p.
Brooks, H.C., McIntyre, J.R., and Walker, G.W., 1976, Geology of the Oregon part of the Baker 1o by 2o quadrangle: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Geologic Map Series GMS-7, scale 1:250,000.
Walker, G.W., 1979, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Oregon part of the Grangeville quadrangle, Baker, Union, Umatilla, and Wallowa Counties, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-1116, scale 1;250,000
Walker, G.W., 1977, Geologic map of Oregon east of the 121st meridian: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-902, scale 1:500,000.
Wilkinson, W.D. and Oles, K.F., 1968, Stratigraphy and paleoenvironments of the Cretaceous rocks, Mitchell quadrangle, Oregon: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 52, p. 129-161.
Robinson, P.T., 1975, Reconnaissance geologic map of the John Day Formation in the southwestern part of the Blue Mountains and adjacent areas, north-central Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-872, scale 1:125,000.
Thayer, T.P., 1963, The Canyon Mountain complex, Oregon, and the alpine mafic magma stem: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 475-C, p. C82-C85.
Ashley, R.P., 1967, Metamorphic petrology and structure of the Burnt River Canyon area, northeastern Oregon: Stanford, California, Stanford University, Ph.D. dissertation, 236 p.
Gilluly, James, 1933, Replacement origin of the albite granite near Sparta, Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 175-C, p. C65-C81.
Vallier, T.L., 1967a, The geology of part of the Snake River Canyon and adjacent areas in northeastern Oregon and western Idaho: Corvallis, Oregon State University, Ph.D. dissertation, 297 p.
Vallier, T.L., 1967b, The geology of part of the Snake River Canyon and adjacent areas: Geology, Dissertation Abstracts, v. 28, no. 4, p. 1585-B.
Brooks, H.C., Ferns, M.L., and Avery, D.G., 1984, Geology and gold deposits of the southwest quarter of the Bates quadrangle, Grant County, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Geological Map Series GMS-35, scale 1:24,000.
Brooks, H.C., Ferns, M.L., Wheeler, G.R., and Avery, D.G., 1983, Geology and gold deposits map of the northeast quarter of the Bates quadrangle, Baker and Grant Counties, Oregon: Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries Geological Map Series GMS-29, scale 1:24,000
Geographic coverageCrook - Grant - Wheeler

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