Limestone and similar rocks

Unit symbol: Dbfl
Age range Upper and Middle Devonian (393.3 to 358.9 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary
Group name: Beaucoup Formation, undivided
Light- and dark-gray limestone and dolostone, locally cherty; weathers to gray, orange, or brown (Mayfield and Tailleur, 1978; Nelson and Grybeck, 1980; Brosgé and Reiser, 2000; Dover and others, 2004). As mapped, unit includes the limestone of Nakolik River of Karl and others (1989a), which consists of fossiliferous metalimestone and marble and subordinate quartz-carbonate metasandstone, metasiltstone, and phyllite. Descriptions vary, but unit is locally distinguished from Lisburne Group by lack of chert. Adjacent to the Arrigetch pluton in the Survey Pass quadrangle, unit contains calc-silicate skarn (Nelson and Grybeck, 1980). Megafossils are locally abundant and include brachiopods, corals, pelmatozoans, and stromatoporoids. Megafossils and conodonts, where most precisely dated, are of Middle and early Late Devonian age (Dover and others, 2004)

Source map information

Source map Karl, S.M., Dumoulin, J.A., Ellersieck, Inyo, Harris, A.G., and Schmidt, J.M., 1989, Preliminary geologic map of the Baird Mountains and part of the Selawik quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 89-551, 65 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Symbol Dnl
Unit name Limestone of the Nakolik River
Description Fossiliferous metalimestone and marble; subordinate quartz-carbonate metasandstone, metasiltstone, and phyllite.
Lithology Metamorphic

Correlated geologic units

Label DSol
Description Beaucoup Formation, dark gray to orange weathering limestone (see also 7360)
Geologic age Middle-Devonian to Devonian
Geologic setting Undivided
Lithology Form Importance
Marble < Metacarbonate < Metasedimentary < Metamorphic Major
Limestone < Carbonate < Sedimentary Bed Major
Metasandstone < Metaclastic < Metasedimentary < Metamorphic Minor
Metasiltstone < Metaclastic < Metasedimentary < Metamorphic Minor
Metaconglomerate < Metaclastic < Metasedimentary < Metamorphic Incidental
Phyllite < Metaclastic < Metasedimentary < Metamorphic Incidental