Geologic units in Bear Lake county, Idaho

Additional scientific data in this geographic area

Sedimentary rocks (Jurassic). (Jurassic) at surface, covers 18 % of this area

Marginal marine and marine sandstone and limestone; includes Nugget, Twin Creek, Preuss, Morrison, and Stump formations in eastern Idaho thrust belt. (Paleocene to Neoproterozoic Sedimentary and Igneous Rocks of the Cordilleran System).

Alluvial deposits. (Quaternary) at surface, covers 18 % of this area

Deposits in valleys consisting of gravel, sand, and silt. Includes younger terrace deposits. May contain some glacial deposits and colluvium in uplands. (Quaternary Sediments).

Sedimentary rocks associated with Basin and Range extension. (Quaternary, Pliocene, and Miocene) at surface, covers 13 % of this area

Fluvial, fan, and lacustrine deposits and intercalated volcanic rocks of the Basin and Range Province (~16-2 Ma); consolidated to weakly consolidated sandstone, siltstone, arkose, conglomerate, mudstone, tuffaceous sediment, basalt, basaltic tephra, and rhyolite tuff. Includes deposits of Lake Idaho (Idaho Group) in western Snake River Plain and Salt Lake Formation deposited in Basin and Range Province of east-central Idaho. (Quaternary to Eocene Continental Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks).

Sedimentary rocks (Ordovician and Cambrian). (Ordovician and Cambrian) at surface, covers 11 % of this area

Marine limestone, dolomite, and subordinate shale and sandstone of Cambrian carbonate bank of southeast Idaho stratigraphically up to St. Charles Formation and Ordovician Garden City Limestone. Includes Bayhorse succession (Cash Creek Quartzite, Garden Creek Phyllite, Bayhorse Dolomite, Ramshorn Slate, and Clayton Mine Quartzite) of Clayton area and Pioneer Mountains; quartzite of Kamiak Butte north of Moscow; and Cambrian Gold Creek quartzite, Rennie Shale, and Lakeview Limestone east of Bayview. (Paleocene to Neoproterozoic Sedimentary and Igneous Rocks of the Cordilleran System).

Windermere Supergroup. (Cambrian and Neoproterozoic) at surface, covers 9 % of this area

Upper part consists of shallow marine and fluvial quartzose sandstone, and minor siltite, shale, and limestone of the Brigham Group of southeast Idaho, Wilbert Formation of east-central Idaho, and quartzites of unknown affinity west of Borah Peak. More highly metamorphosed equivalents are quartzite, metaconglomerate, metasiltite, calc-silicate marble, and schist of Gospel Peaks successions C and D in central Idaho; mature quartzite, biotite schist, and minor calc-silicate rocks of Syringa metamorphic sequence east of Moscow; and schist and quartzite in the Albion Range (Elba Quartzite, schist of Upper Narrows, quartzite of Yost, schist of Stevens Spring, quartzite of Clarks Basin, schist of Mahogany Peaks, and Harrison Summit Quartzite). Lower part consists of diamictite, immature sandstone, and bimodal volcanic rocks related to continental rifting. Includes Pocatello Formation (700-665 Ma), formation of Leaton Gulch near Challis, Shedroof Conglomerate in extreme northwest Idaho, and metamorphic equivalents (schist, marble, calc-silicate rocks, metaconglomerate, and ~686 Ma metavolcanic rocks) of Gospel Peaks successions A and B in central Idaho. (Paleocene to Neoproterozoic Sedimentary and Igneous Rocks of the Cordilleran System).

Sedimentary rocks (Triassic). (Triassic) at surface, covers 8 % of this area

Red mudrock and fine-grained sandstone and marine limestone; includes Dinwoody, Woodside, Thaynes, and Ankareh formations in eastern Idaho thrust belt. (Paleocene to Neoproterozoic Sedimentary and Igneous Rocks of the Cordilleran System).

Sedimentary rocks (Eocene). (Eocene) at surface, covers 6 % of this area

Fluvial, lacustrine, and air-fall deposits of conglomerate, volcanic sandstone, mudstone, and tuff near Challis, conglomerate north of Sandpoint, and conglomerate and sandstone of the Wasatch Formation in extreme southeastern Idaho. (Eocene Challis Magmatic Complex and Related Sedimentary Rocks).

Sedimentary rocks (Devonian to Ordovician). (Devonian to Ordovician) at surface, covers 5 % of this area

Marine dolostone and limestone and sandstone in east-central and southeastern Idaho (Summerhouse, Kinnikinic, and Swan Peak sandstones, Fish Haven, Laketown, Jefferson, Three Forks, and Darby formations) and deep-water carbonaceous mudrocks of Phi Kappa, Trail Creek, and Milligen formations east of Ketchum. (Paleocene to Neoproterozoic Sedimentary and Igneous Rocks of the Cordilleran System).

Alluvial-fan deposits. (Quaternary) at surface, covers 4 % of this area

Gravel and subordinate sand and silt deposited at mouths of canyons; largest fans are in Basin and Range Province in east-central and southeastern Idaho. (Quaternary Sediments).

Sedimentary rocks (Mississippian). (Mississippian) at surface, covers 3 % of this area

Marine limestone of Mississippian carbonate banks and turbiditic sandstone, mudstone, and conglomerate of Antler flysch trough; includes Madison and Lodgepole formations and Chesterfield Range Group of southeastern Idaho; McGowan Creek Formation, White Knob Limestone, and overlying carbonate bank of Lost River Range; and Copper Basin Group of Pioneer Mountains. Includes poorly dated Salmon River assemblage east of Stanley, consisting of argillite, siltstone, calcareous sandstone, and limestone. (Paleocene to Neoproterozoic Sedimentary and Igneous Rocks of the Cordilleran System).

Sedimentary rocks (Cretaceous). (Cretaceous) at surface, covers 1 % of this area

Marine and deltaic sandstone and shale of Cordilleran foreland basin (includes Gannett Group, Frontier, Mowry, Kootenay, and Thermopolis formations) in eastern Idaho thrust belt. (Paleocene to Neoproterozoic Sedimentary and Igneous Rocks of the Cordilleran System).

Sedimentary rocks (Permian and Pennsylvanian). (Permian and Pennsylvanian) at surface, covers 1 % of this area

Marine phosphorite, shale, and chert of Phosphoria Formation, fine-grained sandstone and mudrock of Wells, Quadrant, Amsden, and Shedhorn formations, and fine-grained sandstone, carbonaceous mudstone, and limestone of the Snaky Canyon Formation and Sun Valley and Oquirrh groups. Located in south-central and eastern Idaho. (Paleocene to Neoproterozoic Sedimentary and Igneous Rocks of the Cordilleran System).

Glacial deposits. (Pleistocene) at surface, covers 0.8 % of this area

Till and outwash consisting of gravel, sand, silt, and clay. Formed by valley glaciers at higher elevations and by the Cordilleran ice sheet in northern Idaho. Includes deposits of several glacial episodes. Includes rock glacier deposits and some modern alluvium derived from reworked till and outwash. (Quaternary Sediments).

Wasatch and Evanston? Formations undivided (Late Cretaceous to Early Eocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Wasatch and Evanston? Formations undivided.

Salt Lake Formation (Miocene-Pliocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

White, gray, and green limy tuff, siltstone, sandstone, and conglomerate.

Fluvial and lake sediment. (Quaternary) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Largely fine-grained sediment, in part playa deposits of evaporative lakes; includes Snake River Group and Bruneau Formation in central Snake River Plain and glacial lake deposits in Bonners Ferry area of northern Idaho. Also includes travertine and tufa northeast of Bancroft and Lake Thatcher sediments in the Gem Valley south of Grace. (Quaternary Sediments).

Alluvium and Colluvium (Pleistocene-Holocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Clay, silt, sand, and gravel in flood plains, fans, terraces, and slopes.

Stump and Preuss Sandstones and Twin Creek Limestone (Middle to Late Jurassic) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Stump and Preuss Sandstones and Twin Creek Limestone.

Nugget Sandstone (Early Jurassic) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Nugget Sandstone.

Stump Formation, Preuss Sandstone or Redbeds, and Twin Creek Limestone (Middle Jurassic-Upper Jurassic) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Stump Formation - Glauconitic siltstone, sandstone, and limestone. Preuss Sandstone or Redbeds - Purple, maroon, and reddish-gray sandy siltstone and claystone; contains salt and gypsum in thick beds in some subsurface sections. Twin Creek Limestone - Greenish-gray shaly limestone and limy siltstone. Includes Gypsum Spring Member.

Wasatch Formation - Diamictite and sandstone (Eocene) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Diamictite grades laterally into other members of the formation.

Alluvium and colluvium (Quaternary) at surface, covers < 0.1 % of this area

Alluvium and colluvium