Miocene marine rocks

Sandstone, shale, siltstone, conglomerate and breccia; in part Pliocene and Oligocene.
State California
Name Miocene marine rocks
Geologic age Oligocene to Pliocene
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)
Incidental
Sedimentary > Chemical > Evaporite > Gypsum (Bed)
Stratigraphic units Agua Sandstone Mbr. of Temblor Fm., Alferitz Fm., Altamira Shale Mbr. of Monterey Fm., Antelope Shale Mbr., Big Blue Serpentinous Mbr. of Temblor Fm., Branch Canyon Fm., Briones Fm., "Button Bed" Sandstone Mbr. of Temblor Fm., Capistrano Fm., Carneros Sandstone Mbr. of Temblor Fm., Castaic Fm., Cierbo Sandstone, Claremont Shale, Devilwater Silt-Gould Shale Mbrs. of Monterey Fm., Escudo Sandstone, Fish Creek Gypsum Mbr. of Split Mountain Fm., Freeman Silt, Gallaway Beds, Hambre Sandstone, Hannah Fm., Hercules Shale Mbr. of Briones Sandstone, Jewett Sand, La Vida Mbr. of Puente Fm., Malaga Mudstone Mbr. of Monterey Fm., McDonald Shale, McLure Shale Mbr.of Monterey Fm., Media Shale Mbr. of Temblor Fm., Modelo Fm., Monterey Fm., Neroly Fm. (in large part), Olcese Sand, Oso Mbr. of Capistrano Fm., Oursan Sandstone, Painted Rock Sandstone Mbr. of Vaqueros Fm., Pismo Fm., Pleito Fm., Point Arena Beds, Point Sal Fm., Puente Fm., Pullen Fm., Quail Lake Fm., Reef Ridge Shale, Rincon Shale, Rodeo Shale, Round Mountain Silt, Salinas Shale, Salt Creek Shale Mbr. of Temblor Fm., Saltos Shale Mbr. of Monterey Fm., Sandholdt Shale, San Onofre Breccia (part), San Pablo Group (in large part), Santa Margarita Fm., Santos Shale Mbr.of Temblor Fm., Sisquoc Fm., Sobrante Sandstone, Soda Lake Sandstone Mbr.of Vaqueros Fm., Soda Lake Shale Mbr. of Vaqueros Fm., Soquel Mbr. of Puente Fm., Split Mountain Fm. (part), Sycamore Canyon Mbr. of Puente Fm., Temblor Fm., Tequepis Sandstone, Tice Shale, Topanga Fm., Twisselman Sandstone Mbr. of Monterey Fm., Valmonte Diatomite Mbr. of Monterey Fm., Vaqueros Fm., Vedder Sand, Whiterock Bluff Shale Mbr. of Monterey Fm., Wimer Fm., Yorba Mbr. of Puente Fm.
References

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