|Name||Permian marine sedimentary rocks, unit 1 (Death Valley and Mojave Desert)|
|Geologic age||Pennsylvanian to Triassic|
Sedimentary > Clastic > Sandstone (Bed)Chiefly very fine grained sandstone of deep-water turbidite facies; includes some coarse-grained sandstone of shallow-water or nonmarine facies
Sedimentary > Carbonate > Limestone (Bed)Includes both shallow-water and deep-water turbidite facies
Sedimentary > Clastic > Mixed-clastic > Siltstone-mudstone (Bed)Chiefly deep-water turbidite facies
Sedimentary > Clastic > Conglomerate (Bed)Chiefly sandy conglomerate containing clasts of limestone, quartzite, and chert
Metamorphic > Granoblastic > HornfelsGenerally minor, but abundant in eastern Sierra Nevada and locally in Mojave Desert
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metacarbonate > MarbleLocally developed near contacts with plutonic rocks
|Comments||East-central Sierra Nevada, Death Valley area, and Mojave Desert. Consists primarily of sandstone, limestone, conglomerate, hornfels, and marble. Includes some rocks of Triassic and Pennsylvanian age, and some rocks of uncertain age.|
|Stratigraphic units||Anvil Spring Fm., Bird Spring Fm. (part), Bloody Mountain Fm., Kaibab Limestone, Owens Valley Group, Darwin Canyon Fm., Osborne Canyon Fm., Keeler Canyon Fm., Lone Pine Fm., Conglomerate Mesa Fm., Fairview Valley Fm.|
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|Counties||Fresno - Inyo - Mono - San Bernardino - Tuolumne|