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Limestone

LIMESTONE-Includes Ely Limestone (mostly Lower and Middle Pennsylvanian)
State Nevada
Name Limestone
Geologic age Pennsylvanian
Comments LIMITED TO OUTCROPS IN NORTHERN NYE AND EUREKA COUNTIES. The maximum thickness of the Ely Limestone in Eureka County is 1,500 feet. Clastic beds generally become more abundant in the Ely Limestone northward from Eureka (these lithologies are included in NVPPPc) (Roberts and others, 1967).
Primary rock type limestone
Secondary rock type chert
Other rock types
Lithologic constituents
Major
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)Limestone may be argilliceous, cherty, gritty, conglomeratic, sandy; clastic material increases upsection (Kleinhampl and Ziony, 1985). Also includes calcarinite.
Incidental
Sedimentary > Chemical > Chert (Lense)
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).
Stewart, J. H., 1980, Geology of Nevada: A discussion to accompany the Geologic Map of Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Special Publication 4.
Roberts, R.J., Montgomery, K.M., and Lehner, R.E., 1967, Geology and Mineral Resources of Eureka County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 64, 152 p., 12 pl.
Kleinhampl, F.J., and Ziony, J.I., 1985, Geology of Northern Nye County, Nevada: Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology Bulletin 99A, 172 p., 2 pl.
Counties Eureka - Lincoln - Nye - White Pine