Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 2 (Peninsular Ranges)

Mesozoic granite, quartz monzonite, granodiorite, and quartz diorite
State California
Name Mesozoic granitic rocks, unit 2 (Peninsular Ranges)
Geologic age Middle Jurassic to Late Cretaceous
Lithologic constituents
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Tonalite (Pluton)
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Granodiorite (Pluton)
Igneous > Plutonic > Syenitic > Quartz-monzonite (Pluton)
Igneous > Plutonic > Dioritic > Quartz-diorite (Pluton)
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Granite (Pluton)
Igneous > Plutonic > Granitic > Leucocratic-granitic > Pegmatite (Dike or sill)
Comments Peninsular Ranges. Primarily tonalite, granodiorite, and minor quartz monzonite and granite. Emplacement ages mostly 80 to 105 Ma in eastern part of area and 105 to 140 Ma in western part; minor Jurassic rocks in central part
Stratigraphic units Bonsall Tonalite, Bradley "Granodiorite", Cactus Quartz Monzonite, Cajalco Quartz Monzonite, Corona Hornblende Granodiorite Porphyry, Domenigoni Valley Granodiorite, Escondido Creek Leucogranodiorite, Estelle Tonalite, Fargo Canyon "Diorite", Green Valley Tonalite, Home Gardens Quartz Monzonite Porphyry, Indian Mountain Leucogranodiorite, Lakeview Mountain Tonalite, Lake Wolford Leucogranodiorite, La Sierra Tonalite, Mount Hole Granodiorite, Rattlesnake Granite, Roblar Leucogranite, San Jacinto "Granodiorite", Stonewall Quartz Diorite, Woodson Mountain Granodiorite. Southern California Batholith.

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Counties Imperial - Orange - Riverside - San Bernardino - San Diego