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Dolomite and limestone

DOLOMITE AND LIMESTONE (Lower Paleozoic)
State Nevada
Name Dolomite and limestone
Geologic age Middle Cambrian to Devonian
Comments Limited to outcrops in Lincoln and Elko Counties. In Lincoln County, includes undifferentiated dolostone and limestone, of Cambrian through Devonian age (Tschanz and Pampeyan, 1970). In Elko County, includes dolomite marble and lesser calcite marble as well as minor recrystallized chert and quartzite, questionably of Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, or Devonian age (Coats, 1987).
Primary rock type marble
Secondary rock type dolostone (dolomite)
Other rock types limestone; chert; quartzite
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Marble
Minor
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)Possibly major in rank.
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)Possibly major in rank.
Incidental
Metamorphic > Quartzite
Sedimentary > Chemical > Chert (Bed)
Map references
Stewart, J.H., and Carlson, J.E., 1978, Geologic Map of Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey and Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, 1:500,000 (not part of any formal series, printed and distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey, G75163, reprinted, 1981, G81386).
Unit references
Stewart, J.H., and Carlson, J.E., 1978, Geologic Map of Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey and Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, 1:500,000 (not part of any formal series, printed and distributed by the U.S. Geological Survey, G75163, reprinted, 1981, G81386).
Coats, R.R., 1987, Geology of Elko County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 101, 112 p., 1 pl.
Tschanz, C.M., and Pampeyan, E.H., 1970, Geology and Mineral Deposits of Lincoln County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines Bulletin 73, 187 p., 7 pl.
Counties Clark - Elko - Lincoln