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Paleozoic marine rocks, undivided, unit 9 (Western Klamath Mountains)

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 9 (Western Klamath Mountains)
Geologic age Devonian to Jurassic
Comments Western Klamath Mountains. Structurally complex sedimentary, metasedimentary, volcanic, and metavolcanic rocks assigned to the Fort Jones, North Fork, Hayfork, and Rattlesnake Creek terranes of Irwin (1994). Includes abundant melange
Primary rock type argillite
Secondary rock type chert
Other rock types quartzite; phyllite; schist; sandstone; mudstone; conglomerate; limestone; marble; volcanic rock (aphanitic); amphibolite; melange
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
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.
Jennings, C.W., 1985, An explanatory text to accompany the 1:750,000 scale fault and geologic maps of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Bulletin 201, 197 p.
Strand, R.G., 1962, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Redding sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Strand, R.G., 1964, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Weed sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Wagner, D.L., and Saucedo, G.J., 1987, Geologic map of the Weed quadrangle, California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Regional Geologic Map Series, Map 4A, scale 1:250,000.
Fraticelli, L.A., Albers, J.P., Irwin, W.P., and Blake, M.C., Jr., 1987, Geologic map of the Redding 1 X 2 degree quadrangle, Shasta, Tehama, Humboldt, and Trinity Counties, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-257, scale 1:250,000.
Irwin, W.P., 1994, Geologic map of the Klamath Mountains, California and Oregon: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2148, scale 1:500,000.
Blake, M.C., Jr., Harwood, D.S., Helley, E.J., Irwin, W.P., Jayko, A.S., and Jones, D.L., 1999, Geologic map of the Red Bluff 30' x 60' quadrangle, California: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Investigations Series Map I-2542, 15 p., scale 1:100,000.
Silberling, N.J., Jones, D.L., Blake, M.C., Jr., and Howell, D.G., 1987, Lithotectonic terrane map of the western conterminous United States: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1874-C, scale 1:2,500,000.
Irwin, W.P., 1981, Tectonic accretion of the Klamath Mountains, in Ernst, W.G., ed., The geotectonic development of California (Rubey Volume 1): Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, p. 29-49.
Irwin, W.P., 1977, Review of Paleozoic rocks of the Klamath Mountains, in Stewart, J.H., Stevens, C.H., and Fritsche, A.E., eds., Paleozoic paleogeography of the western United States: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Pacific Section, Pacific Coast Paleogeography Symposium 1, p. 441-454.
Counties Del Norte - Humboldt - Shasta - Siskiyou - Tehama - Trinity