Glaciation about 3,000,000 years ago in the Sierra Nevada

TitleGlaciation about 3,000,000 years ago in the Sierra Nevada
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1966
AuthorsCurry RR
ISBN Number(print) 0036-8075
Accession Number1966-007825
Keywords24 Quaternary geology, absolute age, ancient ice ages, associated glacial till, California, Cenozoic, dates, Glacial Geology, igneous rocks, Neogene, Pliocene, Sierra Nevada, Tertiary, United States

Major glaciation in the Sierra Nevada of California resulted in the deposition of till which underlies latite 2.7 x 106 years old and overlies andesite 3.1 x 106 years old. This till, herein called the Deadman Pass till, is the oldest Pleistocene glacial deposit that has been found in temperate latitudes.