Lower Cretaceous marine rocks

Lower Cretaceous sandstone, shale, and conglomerate
State California
Name Lower Cretaceous marine rocks
Geologic age Early Cretaceous
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic > Siltstone-mudstone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)Mostly fine to medium grained, thin to thick bedded
Incidental
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)
Comments Coast Ranges. Middle part of Great Valley Sequence. Thick, extensive sequences of shale, siltstone, sandstone, and conglomerate. Included in undivided Lower Cretaceous and Upper Jurassic rocks on many recent maps
Stratigraphic units Espada Fm., Horsetown Fm. Marmolejo Fm., Ono Fm., Paskenta Fm., Rector Fm., Shasta Series, Toro Fm. Wisenor Fm., Great Valley Sequence (part), Stony Creek Fm. (part), Lodoga Fm., Budden Canyon Fm. (part)
References

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