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Geologists protest bill to remove state rock. Begin Slideshow 3 Photo: Michael Macor, The Chronicle Garry Hayes, Professor of Geology at Modesto Junior College, holds a sample of solid serpentine, found along Del Puerto Canyon Road, 20 miles west of Patterson, Ca. on Thursday July 15, 2010.

Geologists protest bill to remove state rock

A bill to remove serpentine as California's official state rock was working its way through the state legislature until geologists heard about it and are now taking offense to the proposal.The bill sponsored by a woman whose husband died of asbestos poisoning is supposed to be a symbolic gesture given that serpentine is the source of asbestos. less Garry Hayes, Professor of Geology at Modesto Junior College, holds a sample of solid serpentine, found along Del Puerto Canyon Road, 20 miles west of Patterson, Ca. on Thursday July 15, 2010. Ww2.kqed. Rates of Landsliding and Cliff Retreat Along the Big Sur Coast, California—Measuring a Crucial Baseline. U.S.

Rates of Landsliding and Cliff Retreat Along the Big Sur Coast, California—Measuring a Crucial Baseline

Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2004-3099 2005 By Cheryl J. Hapke and Krystal R. Green Along central California’s Big Sur coast, the rugged Santa Lucia Mountains descend abruptly into the Pacific Ocean. Maintaining safe access along the Coast Highway is essential for both tourism and the livelihood of local residents. U.S. Ocean Explorer. Serpentinites form when seawater reacts with peridotite - rocks that form the Earth's mantle and have been brought up to the seafloor by tectonic processes.

Ocean Explorer

This picture shows a hand sample of a serpentinite recovered from the Atlantis Massif. Thin fractures in the serpentinite are filled with calcium carbonate. Sample is 16cm wide. Click image for larger view and image credit. Volcano Hazards Program. Magma contains dissolved gases, which provide the driving force that causes most volcanic eruptions.

Volcano Hazards Program

As magma rises towards the surface and pressure decreases, gases are released from the liquid portion of the magma (melt) and continue to travel upward and are eventually released into the atmosphere. Large eruptions can release enormous amounts of gas in a short time. The 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo is thought to have injected more than 250 megatons of gas into the upper atmosphere on a single day. However, even if magma never reaches the surface, gases can often escape continuously into the atmosphere from the soil, volcanic vents, fumaroles, and hydrothermal systems.

Glacial Landforms. SOSE - Coastal Upwelling Online Learning Activity. Description: This set of tutorials will incorporate datasets from a variety of sources to focus on coastal oceanographic processes and their connections to climate and biology.

SOSE - Coastal Upwelling Online Learning Activity

Learning Objectives: After successfully completing these modules, students should be able to: Understand how multiple physical forces interact to determine water circulation Appreciate the interrelationships between biological and physical processes Describe the Biological Pump and explain its significance, including its role in determining oceanic nutrient distributions Understand why upwelling increases productivity Examine wind conditions to predict upwelling events Identify upwelling events and phytoplankton blooms based on satellite imagery Make connections between local conditions and global consequences.

Pillow lava. Pillow lavas are bulbous, spherical, or tubular lobes of lava.

Pillow lava

They form during eruptions with relatively low effusion rates. Slow extrusion gives enough time for a thick crust to form on all sides of a pillow lobe, and prevents individual pillows from coalescing into a sheet. Natural Oil Seeps : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. There’s an oil spill every day off the coast of Santa Barbara, Calif., where oil is seeping naturally from cracks in the seafloor into the ocean.

Natural Oil Seeps : Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Lighter than seawater, the oil floats to the surface. Some 20 to 25 tons of oil are emitted each day. (Photo by Dave Valentine, University of California, Santa Barbara) What are Oil Seeps? As much as one half of the oil that enters the coastal environment comes from natural seeps of oil and natural gas. How Vasquez Rocks, L.A.'s onetime outlaw hideout, became 'Star Trek's' favorite alien landscape. The mission, from the day “Star Trek” premiered on America’s televisions on Sept. 8, 1966, was ambitious: “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

How Vasquez Rocks, L.A.'s onetime outlaw hideout, became 'Star Trek's' favorite alien landscape

Where did Gene Roddenberry’s TV series go to find that world? Often as not, it was a piece of alien-looking geology right here in Southern California — amid the jagged, sandstone boulders of Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, a Santa Clarita Valley desertscape of prehistoric waves, frozen in time, that has done star turns in Hollywood productions since the 1920s. It’s where Capt. James T. Kirk famously battled a seemingly indestructible green lizard called a Gorn in the episode titled “Arena,” and it represented planet Capella IV, where Kirk and Dr. 3-D Geologic and Seismic Velocity Models of the San Francisco Bay Region. Traditional two-dimensional geologic map of the San Francisco Bay region.

3-D Geologic and Seismic Velocity Models of the San Francisco Bay Region

The blue rectangle outlines the region covered by the 3-D geologic and seismic velocity models. Black dots show the epicenters of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and the 1989 Loma Prieta event. Geophysics Unit of Menlo Park-GUMP. For additional information see the following publications: Watt, J.T., Graymer, R.W., Simpson, R.W., Ponce, D.A., Jachens, R.C., Phelps, G.A., and Wentworth, C.M., 2007, A Three-dimensional geologic model of the Hayward-Calaveras Fault junction: Eos Trans.

Geophysics Unit of Menlo Park-GUMP

AGU, v. 88, no. 52, Fall Meet. Cascades Volcano Observatory. Researchers use geophysics to locate aquifers at Mount St. Helens.July 06, 2016 Every year, Mount St. Helens gets an average of 162 inches of rain and about 40 feet of snow. So where does all the water go? Borax: The mineral Borax information and pictures. Hausback nilsen 1999 sutter%20buttes cdmg%20spec%20pub%20119. Sutter Buttes, California. Sometimes called the “smallest mountain range in the world,” the Sutter Buttes rise almost 610 meters (2,000 feet) above the flat agricultural fields of the Great Valley of central California. Fs2011 3024. Western Region Geology and Geophysics Science Center. The Transverse Ranges Province of southern California is so-named because the mountains, valleys, and geologic structures within this province lie east-west or " transverse to " the prevailingly northwest-trending grain characteristic of southern California.

For example, northwest-trending faults of the Peninsular Ranges Province lend a northwest-oriented topographic and structural grain to that province. Likewise, the Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada Provinces of southern and central California also are prevailingly northwest-trending. The Transverse Ranges lie athwart this northwest grain. Although referred to collectively as the Transverse Ranges, the province consists of several discrete mountain ranges and intervening valleys, including: Geologists group these discrete landforms within the Western, Central, and Eastern Transverse Ranges.

Western Region Geology and Geophysics Science Center. Western Region Geology and Geophysics Science Center. Table of Contents Geologic Setting of the San Gabriel Mountains Crystalline basement rocks Vincent Thrust Lower-plate-rocks, Vincent Thrust Upper-plate rocks, Vincent Thrust Rocks in southeastern San Gabriel Mountains Geologic Structures San Jacinto Fault Zone Punchbowl Fault San Andreas Fault Cucamonga Fault Zone San Gabriel Fault Faults in San Antonio Canyon Other faults in the San Gabriel Mountains Geologic Setting of the San Gabriel Mountains This web-page narrative on the geologic setting of the San Gabriel Mountains is taken or paraphrased from the following sources: Bailey and Jahns (1954); Dibblee (1982a); Ehlig (1981, 1982); Joseph and Others (1982); Matti and others (1992a); Matti and Morton (1993); Miller (1926, 1934, 1946); Morton (1975, 1983); Morton and Matti (1987; 1991a, 1991b).

General Summary The San Gabriel Mountains are a fault-bounded block of ancient crystalline rocks that rises north of the Los Angeles Basin and the upper Santa Ana River Basin. Lake Tahoe Basin Mgt Unit - Learning Center. How Was Lake Tahoe Formed? Although it is commonly believed that Lake Tahoe was formed by the collapse of a volcanic crater, the Basin was actually formed by the rise and fall of the landscape due to faulting. About 24 million years ago the Sierra Nevada block was formed by tremendous uplifting. Two principal faults evolved: the eastern margin created the Carson Range, while the Sierra Nevada developed on the western side. Ccean crust. Geologic Resources » Education.

Plate Tectonics Fault Types. Geologic Resources » Education. Our Dynamic Desert. Several hundred thousand people travel along Interstate 15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas every week, but typically less than one percent of these travelers venture off the main highway to spend time to view the desert scenery and to ponder its origin. The Hayward Fault: Overdue for Disaster - KQED QUEST. Geologic Formations - Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (U.S. National Park Service) Western Region Geology and Geophysics Science Center. Chapter2. Southern California Areal Mapping Project home. Southern California Areal Mapping Project home. Vasquez Rocks - Memory Alpha - Wikia. Vasquez Rocks.

Chromite: The only mineral ore of chromium metal. Browse by Theme. Browse by Quad. Bay Area Geologic Maps in Google Earth. History of Oil in California: Signal Hill. The Story of Oil in California. LetsGoSeeIt.com - "Your guide to Southern California and beyond" Discovery Well, Alamitos No. 1 - LetsGoSeeIt.com. Lake Cahuilla High Water Mark - EPOD - a service of USRA. Geology_of_the_northern_sacramento_valley__california__june_2014__updated_09_22_2014__website_copy_ Fs2014-3119. IRIS - Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology. Agri 206.jpg (JPEG Image, 1287 × 1595 pixels) - Scaled (62%) Borax Mine In California - EPOD - a service of USRA. Interactive Fault Map. Faults. Geologic Map of the San Bernardino and Santa Ana 30' x 60' quadrangles, California.

YellowAu.pdf. Still Mining Gold in the Golden State. Gold Fever Giant Gold Machines - Hydraulic Mining. Onsite Adventures - Malakoff. Fault creep along the Calaveras in Hollister, California. Www.sjgs.com. Geology of the San Joaquin Valley. San Joaquin Valley Geology. Fs2011-3024. JOindex. KRIS Web Home Page. Sim2927_pamphlet.pdf. Geologic Map of Medicine Lake Volcano, Northern California. Sim2927_sheet1. FOP 2011 Guidebook Southern Sierra. The California Geotour...Online Geologic Field Trip Guides. F14.large.jpg (JPEG Image, 1280 × 715 pixels) - Scaled (80%) F7.large.jpg (JPEG Image, 1280 × 466 pixels) - Scaled (80%) Mount Diablo, California. IRIS - Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology. hSoCalifPuzz. dSoCalifTect. IRIS - Gulf of California Tectonics.

‎www.conservation.ca.gov/cgs/information/outreach/Documents/Simplified_Geologic_Map_of_California.pdf. GMEG - San Francisco Bay Region Geology. EarthCache Search Results. Home - EarthCache. Getting started - EarthCache. Small CA Geologic Map. CA Geo Map CGS. California State Mineral. California State Mineral. California State Gem. California State Rock. California State Rock. Flickr: california academy of sciences geology. California Geological Survey - Regulatory Maps (Faults, Landslides, Earthquakes, etc.) California Geological Survey - Landslide Maps. California Geological Survey - Tsunami Maps. Mineral Production. CA Non-fuel Mineral Production 2012.

Welcome to the California Geological Survey. Fossils. California's Geomorphic Provinces. CA Geomporphic Provinces. Bay Area Faults Poster USGS. Monterey Quad Geo Map. Geologic Map of the Monterey Quadrangle pdf.