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Geologic report of Black Butte, Antelope Valley, California. Geologic report of the Puente Hills, California

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Van Dyke, Gilbert (1940) Geologic report of Black Butte, Antelope Valley, California. Geologic report of the Puente Hills, California. Bachelor's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:12172009-101113697

Abstract

I. The Black Butte is a distinct hill among other remnant hills in the southern Antelope Valley. Nearly all the other buttes in the vicinity are grayish tan in color and consist of granite cut by numerous splite and pegmatite dikes. The Black Butte has, besides this granite massif, a cap of diorite which weathers black and hence gives the hill its name. II. A portion of the Puente Hills west of the Pass and Covina Road and east of the town of Puente comprises the area. The structure under the hills are an anticline plunging to the west, a fault running north, and south through the center of the area, and overturning to the north of the eastern portion of the fold. Two rock types, shale and conglomerate, of upper Puente Formation of Upper Miocene time, comprise the area.

Item Type:Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Geology
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
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Thesis Committee:
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Defense Date:30 May 1940
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:12172009-101113697
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:12172009-101113697
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:5458
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 Jan 2010 19:51
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:19

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