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Upper Cretaceous marine rocks, unit 1 (Upper Great Valley Sequence)

Upper Cretaceous sandstone, shale, and conglomerate
State California
Name Upper Cretaceous marine rocks, unit 1 (Upper Great Valley Sequence)
Geologic age Late Cretaceous
Comments Coast Ranges, western Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Range. Upper part of Great Valley Sequence. Thick, extensive sequences of shale, siltstone, sandstone, and conglomerate primarily of deep-marine (turbidite) facies
Primary rock type sandstone
Secondary rock type mudstone
Other rock types conglomerate
Lithologic constituents
Map references
Jennings, C.W., Strand, R.G., and Rogers, T.H., 1977, Geologic map of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, scale 1:750,000.
Unit references
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Smith, A.R., 1965, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Bakersfield sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Burnett, J.L., and Jennings, C.W., 1962, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Chico sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Jennings, C.W., and Strand, R.G., 1969, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Los Angeles sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Strand, R.G., 1962, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Redding sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Strand, R.G., and Koenig, J.B., 1966, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Sacramento sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Strand, R.G., 1962, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, San Diego-El Centro sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Jennings, C.W., and Burnett, J.L., 1961, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, San Francisco sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Rogers, T.H., 1966, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, San Jose sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Jennings, C.W., 1959, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, San Luis Obispo sheet, scale 1:250,000.
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