Jurassic marine rocks, unit 3 (Mojave Desert)

Shale, sandstone, minor conglomerate, chert, slate, limestone; minor pyroclastic rocks
State California
Name Jurassic marine rocks, unit 3 (Mojave Desert)
Geologic age Jurassic
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone > Arenite (Bed)Eolian quartz arenite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > QuartziteIndurated quartz arenite
Igneous > Volcanic > Felsic-volcanic > Dacite (Flow, Pyroclastic-tuff)
Comments Southeastern California. Aeolian quartz sandstone (Aztec Sandstone)
Stratigraphic units Aztec Sandstone

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.

Jennings, C.W., 1961, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Kingman sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Wadsworth, W.B., Ferriz, H., and Rhodes, D.D., 1995, Structural and stratigraphic development of the Middle Jurassic magmatic arc in the Cowhole Mountains, central-eastern Mojave Desert, California, in Miller, D.M., and Busby, C., eds., Jurassic magmatism and tectonics of the North American Cordillera: Geological Society of America Special Paper 299, p. 327-349.

Busby, C.J., Schermer, E.R., and Mattinson, J.M., 2002, Extensional arc setting and ages of Middle Jurassic eolianites, Cowhole Mountains (eastern Mojave Desert block, California), in Glazner, A.F., Walker, J.D., and Bartley, J.M., eds., Geologic evolution of the Mojave Desert and southwestern Basin and Range: Geological Society of America Memoir 195, p. 79-91.

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Counties San Bernardino