Red Creek Quartzite

Red Creek Quartzite (20,000 feet thick) 2.3 billion years old.
State Utah
Name Red Creek Quartzite
Geologic age Proterozoic W
Lithologic constituents
Major
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metaclastic > Quartzite (Amphibolite)
Minor
Metamorphic > Amphibolite (Amphibolite)
Metamorphic > Schist (Amphibolite)
Comments was deposited in a shallow marine environment offshore of the Archean continent.
References

Hintze, L.F., 1980, Geologic map of Utah: Utah Geological and Mineral Survey, scale 1:500,000.

Sears, J.W., Graf, P.J., and Holden, G.S., 1982, Tectonic evolution of lower Proterozoic rocks, Uinta Mountains, Utah and Colorado: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 93, no. 10, p. 990-997.

Sprinkel, D.A., 2000, Geology of Flaming Gorge National Recreational Area, Utah-Wyoming, in Sprinkel, D.A., Chidsey, Jr., T.C., and Anderson, P.B., Geology of Utah's Parks and Monuments: Utah Geological Association Publication 28, p. 277-299.

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Counties Daggett