Schist of various types and ages, unit 7 (Klamath Mountains)

Schists of various types; mostly Paleozoic or Mesozoic age; some Precambrian.
State California
Name Schist of various types and ages, unit 7 (Klamath Mountains)
Geologic age Devonian
Lithologic constituents
Metamorphic > Schist (Amphibolite)Includes quartz-mica schist and calc-schist (Abrams Mica Schist)
Metamorphic > Amphibolite (Amphibolite)Main rock type in Salmon Horneblende Schist
Metamorphic > Metasedimentary > Metacarbonate > Marble (Amphibolite)Associated with schist in Abrams Mica Schist
Comments Central Metamorphic Terrane of Klamath Mountains. Consists primarily of amphibolite (Salmon Hornblende Schist) and metasedimentary schist (Abrams Mica Schist = Grouse Ridge Fm.)
Stratigraphic units Abrams Mica Schist, Salmon Hornblende Schist, Grouse Ridge Fm.

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Counties Shasta - Siskiyou - Trinity