Permian marine sedimentary rocks, unit 3 (Northeastern Sierra Nevada)

Shale, conglomerate, limestone and dolomite, sandstone, slate, hornfels, quartzite; minor pyroclastic rocks
State California
Name Permian marine sedimentary rocks, unit 3 (Northeastern Sierra Nevada)
Geologic age Early to Late Permian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone > Graywacke (Bed)Volcaniclastic sandstone
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Slate
Igneous > Volcanic > Mafic-volcanic > Andesite (Pyroclastic-tuff)Andesitic tuff and tuff breccia
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)Includes chert-rich pebbly mudstone and conglomerate, and volcanic conglomerate
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone (Bed)
Comments Northeastern Sierra Nevada. Consists primarily of volcaniclastic sandstone and conglomerate, slate, and andesitic tuff and tuff breccia.
Stratigraphic units Arlington Fm., Reeve Fm., Robinson Fm.

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Counties Plumas