Paleozoic marine rocks, undivided, unit 4 (Western 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 4 (Western Sierra Nevada)
Geologic age Ordovician to Triassic
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Quartzite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Argillite
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Phyllite
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Chemical > Chert (Bed, Melange)Forms matrix of melange
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Incidental
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sedimentary-breccia (Bed)
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metacarbonate > MarbleBlocks in melange
Igneous > Volcanic > Mafic-volcanic > Basalt
Metamorphic > Schist
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Comments Western Sierra Nevada. Lower Paleozoic Shoo Fly Complex and upper Paleozoic to lower Mesozoic Calaveras Complex, undivided. Deformed and metamorphosed rocks composed primarily of quartzite, argillite, and chert; includes melange
Stratigraphic units Calaveras Complex (part), Shoo Fly Complex (part), Blue Canyon Fm., Briceburg Fm., Cape Horn Slate, Delhi Fm., Hite Cove Fm., Kanaka Fm., Relief Quartzite, Tightner Fm.
References

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Counties Amador - Calaveras - El Dorado - Mariposa - Nevada - Placer - Plumas - Sierra - Tuolumne