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A summary of the geology and mineral resources of the Paris Plateau-House Rock Valley area, Coconino County, Arizona

Open-File Report 77-737

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Abstract

The Paria Plateau-House Rock Valley area of north-central Arizona is located on the southwestern edge Of the Colorado Plateau physiographic province in an area underlain by about 5,000 meters of fossiliferous marine and continental sedimentary rock ranging in age from Precambrian through Quaternary. The area, which lies north of the Grand and Marble Canyons, is bounded on the west by the East Kaibab monocline and on the east by the Echo monocline. The Paria Plateau, bounded on the South by the scenic Vermilion Cliffs, is composed of continental red-beds of Triassic and Jurassic age, which dip gently northward at 2? to ? away from the north end of the Marble Platform upon which the Paria Plateau sits.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A summary of the geology and mineral resources of the Paris Plateau-House Rock Valley area, Coconino County, Arizona
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
77-737
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1977
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
ii, 19 leaves :maps ;27 cm.