Paleozoic metavolcanic rocks, unit 6 (El Paso Mountains)

Undivided Paleozoic metavolcanic rocks. Mostly flows, breccia and tuff, including greenstone, diabase, and pillow lavas; minor interbedded sedimentary rocks
State California
Name Paleozoic metavolcanic rocks, unit 6 (El Paso Mountains)
Geologic age Devonian(?) and Permian
Lithologic constituents
Igneous > Volcanic > Mafic-volcanic > Andesite (Flow, Volcaniclastic-volcanic breccia, Dike or sill)Metamorphosed andesitic flows, flow breccia, and hypabyssal intrusions
Metamorphic > Metaigneous > GreenstoneMetamorphosed basaltic breccia, tuff breccia, pillow lava, flows, and dikes
Comments Western Mojave Desert. Metavolcanic rocks in El Paso Mountains and Lane Mountain area

Jennings, C.W., Strand, R.G., Rogers, T.H., Boylan, R.T., Moar, R.R., and Switzer, R.A., 1977, Geologic Map of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Geologic Data Map 2, 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.

Jennings, C.W., Burnett, J.L., and Troxel, B.W., 1963, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Trona sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Carr, M.D., Christiansen, R.L., Poole, F.G., and Goodge, J.W., 1997, Bedrock geologic map of the El Paso Mountains in the Garlock and El Paso Peaks 7-1/2' quadrangles, Kern County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2389, 9 p., scale 1:24,000.

McCulloh, T.H., 1960, Geologic map of the Lane Mountain quadrangle, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 60-95, scale 1:62,500.

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Counties Kern - San Bernardino