Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 8 (Mono Lake)

Shale, sandstone, conglomerate, limestone, dolomite, chert, hornfels, marble, quartzite; in part pyroclastic rocks
State California
Name Carboniferous marine rocks, unit 8 (Mono Lake)
Geologic age Ordovician to Devonian
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Argillite
Sedimentary > Chemical > Chert (Bed)Thin-bedded chert grading into argillite
Minor
Metamorphic > Granoblastic > Hornfels
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone
Comments East-central Sierra Nevada near Mono Lake. Part of unit consists of chert, sandstone, and hornfels of Silurian to Devonian age; part is chert-argillite of probable Ordovician age
Stratigraphic units Aspen Meadow Fm., Mount Morrison Sandstone, Squares Tunnel Fm.
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.

Strand, R.G., 1967, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Mariposa sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Stevens, C.H., and Greene, D.C., 1999, Stratigraphy, depositional history, and tectonic evolution of Paleozoic continental-margin rocks in roof pendants of the eastern Sierra Nevada, California: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 111, p. 919-933.

Greene, D.C., Schweickert, R.A., and Stevens, C.H., 1995, Roberts Mountains allochthon and the western margin of the Cordilleran miogeocline in the Northern Ritter Range pendant, eastern Sierra Nevada, California: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 109, p. 1294-1305.

NGMDB product
Counties Madera - Mono - Tuolumne