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Copper Harbor Conglomerate

Copper Harbor Conglomerate - Red lithic conglomerate and sandstone; mafic to felsic volcanic flows similar to those of the unnamed formation (unit Yu) are interlayered with the sedimentary rocks.
StateWisconsin
NameCopper Harbor Conglomerate
Geologic ageMiddle Proterozoic
Original map labelYc
CommentsThe unnamed formation has since been named the Porcupine Volcanics ("Ypv").
Primary rock typeconglomerate
Secondary rock typesandstone
Other rock typesbasalt
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)Red lithic conglomerate and sandstone; mafic to felsic volcanic flows similar to those of the unnamed formation (unit Yu) are interlayered with the sedimentary rocks.
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)Red lithic conglomerate and sandstone; mafic to felsic volcanic flows similar to those of the unnamed formation (unit Yu) are interlayered with the sedimentary rocks.
Minor
Igneous > Volcanic > Mafic-volcanic > Basalt (Flow)Red lithic conglomerate and sandstone; mafic to felsic volcanic flows similar to those of the unnamed formation (unit Yu) are interlayered with the sedimentary rocks.
Map references
Sims, P.K., 1992, Geologic map of Precambrian rocks, southern Lake Superior region, Wisconsin and northern Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map I-2185, scale= 1:500,000
Unit references
Sims, P.K., 1992, Geologic map of Precambrian rocks, southern Lake Superior region, Wisconsin and northern Michigan: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Map I-2185, scale= 1:500,000
Cannon, W.F., Kress, T.H., Sutphin, D.M., Morey, G.B., Meints, Joyce, and Barber-Delach, Robert, 1997, Digital Geologic Map and mineral deposits of the Lake Superior Region, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan: USGS Open-File Report 97-455 (version 3, Nov. 1999), on-line only
Geographic coverageAshland - Burnett - Douglas - Iron - Washburn

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