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Recent (Holocene) volcanic flow units, unit 5 (Salton Sea)

Recent (Holocene) volcanic flow rocks; minor pyroclastic deposits; in part Pleistocene.
State California
Name Recent (Holocene) volcanic flow units, unit 5 (Salton Sea)
Geologic age Holocene
Comments source of heat for geothermal energy
Primary rock type rhyolite
Secondary rock type
Other rock types
Lithologic constituents
Major
Igneous > Volcanic > Felsic-volcanic > Rhyolite (Flow)
Igneous > Volcanic > Felsic-volcanic > Rhyolite (Dome)
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.
Luedke, R.G., and Smith, R.L., 1981, Map showing distribution, composition, and age of late Cenozoic volcanic centers in California and Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1091-C, scale 1:1,000,000.
Counties Imperial