Paleozoic marine rocks, undivided, unit 2 (Northern Mojave Desert and Southeastern Sierra Nevada)

Undivided Paleozoic metasedimentary rocks. Includes slate, sandstone, shale, chert, conglomerate, limestone, dolomite, marble, phyllite, schist, hornfels, and quartzite
State California
Name Paleozoic marine rocks, undivided, unit 2 (Northern Mojave Desert and Southeastern Sierra Nevada)
Geologic age Cambrian to Jurassic
Lithologic constituents
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Phyllite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Argillite
Sedimentary > Chemical > Chert (Bed)
Metamorphic > Granoblastic > Hornfels
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Quartzite
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metacarbonate > Marble
Comments North-central Mojave Desert and southeastern Sierra Nevada. Argillite, chert, phyllite, sandstone, conglomerate, limestone, and quartzite. Includes some rocks of probable Triassic or Jurassic age
Stratigraphic units Garlock Series, Robbers Mountain Fm.

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Counties Kern - San Bernardino