AN  INTEGRATED PETROLEUM  EVALUATION OF NORTHEASTERN  NEVADA


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Newark Canyon
Nugget Sandstone
Chinle Formation
Thaynes
Dinwoody
Augusta_Sequence
Augusta_Mountain_Fm
Panther Canyon
Shale Silty/Sandy Limestone
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MESOZOIC SEDIMENTS

Mesozoic sedimentary rocks are relatively rare across northeastern Nevada. Most exposures of these sediments are thin and discontinuous and are dominantly within White Pine and Elko Counties along the northeastern portion of the evaluation area. A few exposures are also present in the western portion of the area within Lander County. Several workers have suggested that Mesozoic sediments were once more broadly exposed, and have been largely removed by later erosion.


Mesozoic Sediments

Cretaceous
    Newark Canyon Formation

Jurassic

    Nugget Sandstone

Triassic

    Chinle Formation
    Thaynes Formation
    Dinwoody Formation
    Augusta Sequence
    Augusta Mountain Formation
    Panther Canyon Formation
    Shale, Silty and Sandy Limestone and Greenstone Unit


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