Geologic units in Lake county, California

Additional scientific data in this geographic area

Franciscan Complex, unit 1 (Coast Ranges) (Jurassic to Cretaceous) at surface, covers 41 % of this area

Franciscan complex: Cretaceous and Jurassic sandstone with smaller amounts of shale, chert, limestone, and conglomerate. Includes Franciscan melange, except where separated--see KJfm.

Franciscan schist (Early Cretaceous) at surface, covers 9 % of this area

Blueschist and semi-schist of Franciscan complex

Quaternary volcanic flow rocks, unit 3 (Clear Lake Volcanic Field) (Quaternary (0-4 Ma)) at surface, covers 9 % of this area

Quaternary volcanic flow rocks; minor pyroclastic deposits; in part Pliocene and Miocene.

Ultramafic rocks, chiefly Mesozoic, unit 3 (Coast Ranges and Western Klamath Mountains) (Middle to Late Jurassic) at surface, covers 7 % of this area

Ultramafic rocks, mostly serpentine. Minor peridotite, gabbro, and diabase. Chiefly Mesozoic unit 3

Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits (Pleistocene to Holocene) at surface, covers 6 % of this area

Alluvium, lake, playa, and terrace deposits; unconsolidated and semi-consolidated. Mostly nonmarine, but includes marine deposits near the coast.

Franciscan melange (Jurassic to Cretaceous) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

Melange of fragmented and sheared Franciscan complex rocks.

Mesozoic volcanic rocks, unit 1 (Coast Ranges) (Jurassic to Cretaceous) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

Undivided Mesozoic volcanic and metavolcanic rocks. Andesite and rhyolite flow rocks, greenstone, volcanic breccia and other pyroclastic rocks; in part strongly metamorphosed. Includes volcanic rocks of Franciscan Complex: basaltic pillow lava, diabase, greenstone, and minor pyroclastic rocks.

Lower Cretaceous marine rocks (Early Cretaceous) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

Lower Cretaceous sandstone, shale, and conglomerate

Plio-Pleistocene and Pliocene loosely consolidated deposits (Miocene to Pleistocene) at surface, covers 4 % of this area

Pliocene and/or Pleistocene sandstone, shale, and gravel deposits; in part Miocene.

Upper Cretaceous marine rocks, unit 1 (Upper Great Valley Sequence) (Late Cretaceous) at surface, covers 3 % of this area

Upper Cretaceous sandstone, shale, and conglomerate

Jurassic marine rocks, unit 2 (Coast Ranges) (Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous) at surface, covers 3 % of this area

Shale, sandstone, minor conglomerate, chert, slate, limestone; minor pyroclastic rocks

Older Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits (Pleistocene) at surface, covers 0.9 % of this area

Older alluvium, lake, playa, and terrace deposits.

Recent (Holocene) volcanic flow rocks, unit 3 (Clear Lake Volcanic Field) (Holocene) at surface, covers 0.6 % of this area

Recent (Holocene) volcanic flow rocks; minor pyroclastic deposits; in part Pleistocene.

Paleocene marine rocks, unit 1 (Central and Southern California) (Paleocene) at surface, covers 0.5 % of this area

Sandstone, shale, and conglomerate; mostly well consolidated

Tertiary volcanic flow rocks, unit 3 (Sonoma Volcanic Field) (Tertiary (3-7 Ma)) at surface, covers 0.3 % of this area

Tertiary volcanic flow rocks; minor pyroclastic deposits.

Eocene marine rocks (Paleocene to Oligocene) at surface, covers 0.2 % of this area

Shale, sandstone, conglomerate, and minor limestone; in part Oligocene and Paleocene.

Tertiary pyroclastic and volcanic mudflow deposits, unit 1 (Sonoma Volcanic Field) (Tertiary (3-7 Ma)) at surface, covers 0.1 % of this area

Tertiary pyroclastic and volcanic mudflow deposits.