This highly metamorphosed equivalent of CZq crops out in the Ruby Mountains and East Humboldt Range in Elko County, in the Toquima and Monitor Ranges in northern Nye County, and at the northern tip of the White Mountains in Mineral and Esmeralda Counties. In the Ruby Mountains it is transitional into OCcm, and in the White Mountains it is transitional into OCtd.
State Nevada
Name Metaquartzite
Geologic age Lower Cambrian and latest Proterozoic
Lithologic constituents
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Quartzitemetaquartzite
NGMDB product
Counties Elko - Esmeralda - Mineral - Nye