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Tuffaceous sedimentary rocks

TUFFACEOUS SEDIMENTARY ROCKS-Locally includes minor amounts of tuff
State Nevada
Name Tuffaceous sedimentary rocks
Geologic age Late Eocene to Late Miocene
Primary rock type sandstone
Secondary rock type limestone
Other rock types siltstone; conglomerate; mudstone; dolostone (dolomite); felsic volcanic rock; intermediate volcanic rock; mafic volcanic rock; tuff
Lithologic constituents
Minor
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Tuffaceous)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Tuffaceous)
Incidental
Igneous > Volcanic > Felsic-volcanic (Flow)
Igneous > Volcanic > Felsic-volcanic (Pyroclastic, ash-flow)
Igneous > Volcanic > Felsic-volcanic (Pyroclastic, air fall)
Igneous > Volcanic > Felsic-volcanic (Pyroclastic, tuff)
Igneous > Volcanic > Mafic-volcanic (Flow)
Igneous > Volcanic > Mafic-volcanic (Pyroclastic, ash-flow)
Igneous > Volcanic > Mafic-volcanic (Pyroclastic, air fall)
Igneous > Volcanic > Mafic-volcanic (Pyroclastic, tuff)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Chemical > Diatomite (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Tuffaceous)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Tuffaceous)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mudstone (Tuffaceous)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Tuffaceous)
Sedimentary > Chemical > Diatomite (Tuffaceous)
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.
Counties Churchill - Clark - Douglas - Elko - Esmeralda - Eureka - Humboldt - Lander - Lincoln - Lyon - Mineral - Nye - Pershing - Storey - Washoe - White Pine - Carson City