Paleozoic metasediments in the northern Ruby Mountains, Nevada

GSA Bulletin



New evidence indicates that high-grade regionally metamorphosed marble and quartzite in the northern Ruby Mountains are Paleozoic strata. Correlation is based on a match of the lithologic sequence to strata of Cambrian to Devonian age in nearby areas; particularly diagnostic is a brown dolomite at the base of the Cambrian carbonate sequence. The metamorphic complex contrasts with unmetamorphosed terranes exposed in nearby areas, and apparently formed in the Mesozoic as part of a metamorphic infrastructure.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Paleozoic metasediments in the northern Ruby Mountains, Nevada
Series title GSA Bulletin
DOI 10.1130/0016-7606(1971)82[259:PMITNR]2.0.CO;2
Volume 82
Issue 1
Year Published 1971
Language English
Publisher Geological Society of America
Contributing office(s) Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
Description 6 p.
First page 259
Last page 264
Country United States
State Nevada
Other Geospatial Ruby Mountains
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