|Name||Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 1 (Western Mojave Desert)|
|Geologic age||Late Proterozoic to Pennsylvanian|
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metacarbonate > MarbleCalcitic to dolomitic marble, regionally extensive; protoliths are Cambrian to Pennsylvanian in age
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)Massive to thick-bedded; mostly Cambrian and Devonian in age
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)Mostly massive to thick-bedded, locally cherty; mostly Devonian to Pennsylvanian in age
Metamorphic > Schist > Mica-schistBiotite-muscovite schist; protoliths of Cambrian and Late Precambrian age
Metamorphic > Granoblastic > HornfelsIncludes pelitic hornfels and calc-hornfels; protoltiths primarily of Cambrian age
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > QuartziteIncludes orthoquartzite and feldspathic quartzite; protoliths of Cambrian and Late Precambrian age
|Comments||Southern California (San Bernardino Mountains and western Mojave Desert).Consists primarily of limestone, dolomite, calcitic and dolomitic marble, schist, and quartzite. Most rocks are metamorphosed.Includes rocks of Late Proterozoic to Pennsylvanian age.|
|Stratigraphic units||Furnace Limestone, Oro Grande Series, Bird Spring Fm., Monte Cristo Limestone, Sultan Limestone, Nopah Fm., Bonanza King Fm., Carrara Fm., Zabriskie Quartzite, Wood Canyon Fm.|
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