Triassic marine rocks, unit 1 (Death Valley area and Mojave Desert)

Shale, conglomerate, limestone and dolomite, sandstone, slate, hornfels, quartzite; minor pyroclastic rocks
State California
Name Triassic marine rocks, unit 1 (Death Valley area and Mojave Desert)
Geologic age Early to Middle Triassic
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic > Siltstone-mudstone (Bed)
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Metamorphic > Granoblastic > Hornfels
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Incidental
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Quartzite
Comments Southeastern California. Shale, sandstone, and limestone
Stratigraphic units Butte Valley Fm., Chinle Fm., Moenkopi Fm., Silver Lake Fm., Soda Mountain Fm. (part), Union Wash Fm., Warm Spring Fm. (part)
References

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.

Streitz, Robert, and Stinson, M.C., 1977, Geologic map of California, Death Valley sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Matthews, R.A., and Burnett, J.L., 1966, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Fresno sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Jennings, C.W., 1961, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Kingman sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Bishop, C.C., 1964, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Needles sheet, scale 1:250,000.

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.

Stone, Paul, Stevens, C.H., and Orchard, M.J., 1991, Stratigraphy of the Lower and Middle(?) Triassic Union Wash Formation, east-central California: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1928, 26 p.

https://pubs.er.usgs.gov/publication/b1928

Walker, J.D., and Wardlaw, B.R., 1989, Implications of Paleozoic and Mesozoic rocks in the Soda Mountains, northeastern Mojave Desert, California, for late Paleozoic and Mesozoic Cordilleran orogenesis: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 101, p. 1574-1583.

Cole, R.D., 1986, Geology of the Butte Valley and Warm Springs Formations, southern Panamint Range, Inyo County, California [M.S. thesis]: Fresno, California State University, 132 p.

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Counties Inyo - San Bernardino