Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 5 (Northwestern Sierra Nevada)

Shale, sandstone, conglomerate, limestone, dolomite, chert, hornfels, marble, quartzite; in part pyroclastic rocks
State California
Name Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 5 (Northwestern Sierra Nevada)
Geologic age Paleozoic or Mesozoic
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Chemical > Chert (Bed)Thin-bedded
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > QuartziteThin-bedded, fine-grained
Comments Northwestern Sierra Nevada. Composed of quartzite and chert in predominantly metavolcanic Duffey Dome Fm. of Hietanen (1973), which was later abandoned and included in Franklin Canyon Fm. (Hietanen, 1981). Assigned a Triassic? and late Paleozoic age by Hietanen (1981)
References

Jennings, C.W., Strand, R.G., Rogers, T.H., Boylan, R.T., Moar, R.R., and Switzer, R.A., 1977, Geologic Map of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Geologic Data Map 2, scale 1:750,000.

Jennings, C.W., 1985, An explanatory text to accompany the 1:750,000 scale fault and geologic maps of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Bulletin 201, 197 p.

Saucedo, G.J., and Wagner, D.L., 1992, Geologic map of the Chico quadrangle, California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Regional Geologic Map Series, Map 7A, scale 1:250,000.

Hietanen, A., 1981, The Feather River area as a part of the Sierra Nevada suture system in California: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1226-B, 13 p.

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp1226AC

Hietanen, A., 1973, Geology of the Pulga and Bucks Lake quadrangles, Butte and Plumas Counties, California: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 731, 66 p.

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/pp731

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Counties Butte