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Areal Geology of the Western Mojave Desert, California: Contribution to West Coast Earthquake Investigations

by Thomas W. Dibblee, Jr.
Format
Book; Government Document
Published
Washington : [U.S. Geological Survey; for sale by the Supt. of Docs.] U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1967.
Language
English
Series
Geological Survey (U.S.). Professional Paper
Professional Paper (Geological Survey (U.S.))
Geological Survey Professional Paper
SuDoc Number
I 19.16:522
Contents
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Location of area
  • Fieldwork and preparation of geologic map
  • Purpose of investigation
  • Acknowledgments
  • Previous geologic work
  • Geographic setting
  • Culture and accessibility
  • Climate
  • Vegetation
  • Geologic setting
  • Pre-Tertiary crystalline rocks
  • Older dynamothermal metamorphic rocks
  • Schistose rocks
  • Distribution
  • Pelona Schist
  • Rand Schist
  • Mesquite Schist
  • Origin and age
  • Mylonitic rocks
  • Gneissic rocks
  • Unnamed gneissic rocks
  • Waterman Gneiss
  • Metasedimentary rocks
  • Unnamed metasedimentary rocks
  • Bean Canyon Formation
  • Oro Grande Formation
  • Fairview Valley Formation
  • Garlock Formation
  • Age
  • Metavolcanic and hypabyssal rocks
  • Hodge Volcanic Formation
  • Porphyry complex
  • Porphyry
  • Porphyritic felsite
  • Tourmaline-quartz-muscovite rock
  • Field relations, origin, and age
  • Quartz latite felsite
  • Rhyolite aplite
  • Hornblende schist and greenstone
  • Plutonic rocks
  • Hornblende diorite and gabbro
  • Quartz diorite
  • Ferruginous syenite
  • Aplitic quartz monzonite
  • Gneissoid quartz monzonite
  • Biotite-rich quartz monzonite
  • Granite and quartz monzonite
  • Quartz monzonite
  • Granite
  • Pegmatite and aplite
  • Hypabyssal rocks
  • Quartz latite
  • Tertiary sedimentary and volcanic rocks
  • General features
  • Rock units of southern and western areas
  • Paldale, Valyermo, and Cajon Pass areas
  • San Francisquito Formation
  • Vasquez Formation
  • Vaqueros Formation
  • Punchbowl Formation
  • Crowder Formation
  • Anaverde Formation
  • Peace Valley area
  • Peace Valley Beds of Crowell (1950)
  • Hungry Valley Formation of Crowell (1950)
  • West Antelope Valley area
  • Neenach Volcanic Formation
  • Quail Lake Formation
  • Oso Canyon Formation
  • Meeke Mine Formation
  • Rock units of central areas
  • Antelope Butte, Rosamond, and Mojave areas
  • Gem Hill Formation
  • Bobtail Quartz Latite Member
  • Fiss Fanglomerate
  • Bissell Formation
  • Castle Butte, Boron, and Kramer Hills areas
  • Unnamed lower part of Tropico Group
  • Dacite
  • Saddleback Basalt
  • Red Buttes Quartz Basalt
  • Unnamed upper part of Tropico Group
  • Limestone
  • Rock units of eastern areas
  • Barstow area
  • Unnamed sedimentary rocks
  • Jackhammer Formation
  • Pickhandle Formation
  • Opal Mountain Volcanic Formation
  • Barstow Formation
  • Lane Mountain Andesite
  • Rock units of northern areas
  • Tehachapi Valley and Cache Peak areas
  • Witnet Formation
  • Kinnick Formation
  • Rhyolitic felsite
  • Bopesta Formation
  • Andesite
  • Horned Toad Hills area
  • Horned Toad Formation
  • El Paso Mountains area
  • Goler Formation
  • Ricardo Formation
  • Lava Mountains area
  • Gray andesite porphyry
  • Rhyolite felsite
  • Bedrock Spring Formation
  • Unnamed sandstone and basalt
  • Quaternary sedimentary deposits and basalt
  • Older alluvium
  • Black Mountain Basalt
  • Alluvium
  • Windblown sand
  • Playa clay
  • Geologic structure
  • Teriary depositional basins
  • Faults
  • Present tectonic activity
  • Summary of geologic history
  • Mineral resources
  • Mineral deposits and rock commodities
  • Deposits and possible occurrences of borate minerals
  • discovery and mining of borate minerals
  • Geology of known borate deposits
  • Probable gneis
  • Reserves
  • Possible occurrences of other borate deposits and areas favorable to prospect
  • Petroleum and gas
  • Ground water
  • Movement of ground water
  • Effect of faults on ground-water movement
  • Ground water in pre-Tertiary rocks
  • Ground water in Tertiary rocks
  • Ground water in Quaternary sediments
  • Ground-water reservoirs
  • Magmatic water
  • References cited.
Description
vii, 153 pages : illustrations (some folded) maps (some folded, 2 color) ; 29 cm.
Notes
  • Part of illustrative matter in pocket.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 130-133).
Series Statement
Geological Survey (U.S.). Professional paper ; 522
Professional paper (Geological Survey (U.S.)) ; 522
Geological Survey Professional paper ; 522
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