Cenozoic (Tertiary) granitic rocks, unit 1 (Death Valley)

Cenozoic (Tertiary) granitic rocks--quartz monzonite, quartz latite, and minor monzonite, granodiorite, and granite; found in the Kingston, Panamint, Amargosa, and Greenwater Ranges in southeastern California.
State California
Name Cenozoic (Tertiary) granitic rocks, unit 1 (Death Valley)
Geologic age middle to late Miocene
Lithologic constituents
Igneous > Plutonic > Syenitic > Quartz-monzonite (Pluton)Generally porphyritic
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Granite (Pluton)Generally porphyritic. Some described as hypabyssal
Igneous > Plutonic > Syenitic > Monzonite (Pluton)
Igneous > Hypabyssal > Felsic-hypabyssal > Hypabyssal-latite (Pluton)
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Leucocratic-granitic > Aplite (Dike or sill)
Comments Death Valley region. Mostly granite to quartz monzonite plutons dated at 10-12 Ma
Stratigraphic units Kingston Range Monzonite Porphyry, Little Chief Granite

Jennings, C.W., Strand, R.G., Rogers, T.H., Boylan, R.T., Moar, R.R., and Switzer, R.A., 1977, Geologic Map of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Geologic Data Map 2, scale 1:750,000.

Jennings, C.W., 1985, An explanatory text to accompany the 1:750,000 scale fault and geologic maps of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Bulletin 201, 197 p.

Streitz, Robert, and Stinson, M.C., 1977, Geologic map of California, Death Valley sheet, scale 1:250,000.

Hodges, K.V., McKenna, L.W., and Harding, M.B., 1990, Structural unroofing of the central Panamint Mountains, Death Valley region, southeastern California, in Wernicke, B.P., ed., Basin and Range extensional tectonics near the latitude of Las Vegas, Nevada: Geological Society of America Memoir 176, p. 377-390.

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