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  • Usage in publication:
    • Mountain Pass Rhyolite
  • Modifications:
    • Named
Publication:

Evans, J.R., 1971, Geology and mineral deposits of the Mescal Range quadrangle, San Bernardino County, California: California Division of Mines and Geology Map Sheet, 17, scale 1:62,500


Summary:

Unit is named the Mountain Pass Rhyolite. Consists of red, locally green and purple, porphyritic rhyolite. Flows are massive. Weathers to talus flows on steep slopes. Thickness is greater than 360 m. Overlies the Aztec Sandstone; upper contact not exposed; truncated on the west side by the Mescal thrust fault of Early Cretaceous(?) age. Age is Jurassic(?). (B1520)

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


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