Rock Stratigraphic Unit

In the field of geology, a rock stratigraphic unit, or a lithostratigraphic unit, is a geologic formation that is identifiable by a specific lithology, as well as a consistent stratigraphic position. For example, the Monterey Formation is a rock stratigraphic unit, as it tends to consistently comprise the same gravel and sand types, and consistently makes contact with other geologic formations, as it spans across the entire western portion of California.

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