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Geologic Unit: Mountain Pass

Usage:

Mountain Pass Rhyolite (CA)


Geologic age:

Jurassic(?)


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Type area: occupies about 3 sq km in parts of secs. 24 and 25, T. 16 N., R. 13 E., and sec. 30, T. 16 N., R. 14 E., San Bernardino Co., CA. Named from village of Mountain Pass (Evans, 1971).


AAPG geologic province:

Mojave basin


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

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