Humboldt Assemblage - Limestone, dolomite, shale, sandstone, and conglomerate

Unit consists of the Star Peak Group which lies depositionally on the volcanic and volcaniclastic rocks of the Koipato Group (TRkv). Map unit includes rocks mapped as Cane Spring, Natchez Pass, Prida, Augusta Mountain, Congress Canyon, Fossil Hill, Favret, Dixie Valley, and Tobin Formations, including Smelser Pass, Panther Canyon, and Home Station Members of the Augusta Mountain Formation. Basaltic flows and volcanic breccias (TRvm) are present in the Humboldt and northern Stillwater Ranges within the Smelser Pass Member of the Augusta Mountain Formation. The Star Peak Group includes carbonate platform deposits and grades westward into slope and basin paleogeographic environments. Complex stratigraphic patterns of carbonate and terrigenous rocks in the lower part of the group result from localized relative uplift. Widespread diagenetic secondary dolomitization of calcareous rocks complicates the stratigraphic patterns (Nichols and Silberling, 1977b). There is a major unconformity within the Star Peak Group underneath the Panther Canyon Member, which is late Ladinian (late Middle Triassic) in age. The Panther Canyon Member rests in places directly on the noncarbonate rocks of either the Koipato Group (TRkv) or the Golconda terrane (GC), and elsewhere on varying thicknesses of secondary dolomite that replaces Star Peak Group carbonate rocks. The Star Peak Group crops out in Churchill, Humboldt, Lander, and mostly Pershing Counties. Abundant fossil data from the Star Peak Group indicates this unit is latest Early (Spathian) to middle Late (Carnian) Triassic in age (Nichols and Silberling, 1977b).
State Nevada
Name Humboldt Assemblage - Limestone, dolomite, shale, sandstone, and conglomerate
Geologic age middle Upper to upper Lower Triassic (Carnian to Spathian)
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone > Shale (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)
NGMDB product
Counties Churchill - Humboldt - Lander - Pershing