Carbonate Shelf Sequence - Siltstone, sandstone, limestone, and dolomite

This largely siliciclastic unit of siltstone, sandstone, limestone, and dolomite crops out in Elko, White Pine, Lincoln, and Clark Counties. It includes rocks originally mapped as the Arcturus Formation, Rib Hill Sandstone, undivided Kaibab Limestone, Toroweap Formation, and Coconino Sandstone in Clark County; and the Pequop Formation and red beds in Lincoln County. Unit Psc represents a strong influx of clastic material over the carbonate shelf during the Early Permian, presumably derived primarily from the craton to the east. It is depositionally overlain by unit Pc and lies conformably above unit PIPc. At its western and northern edges it can be difficult to distinguish from Permian clastic rocks of the Siliciclastic overlap assemblage (units Pacl and PIPacl). It follows closely with unit Psc of Stewart and Carlson (1978).
State Nevada
Name Carbonate Shelf Sequence - Siltstone, sandstone, limestone, and dolomite
Geologic age Lower Permian, Leonardian and Wolfcampian
Lithologic constituents
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Clastic > Siltstone (Bed)
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Dolostone (Bed)
NGMDB product
Counties Clark - Elko - Lincoln - White Pine