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Geology of a portion of the Ravenna quadrangle, Los Angeles County


Cowie, Roger H. (1938) Geology of a portion of the Ravenna quadrangle, Los Angeles County. Bachelor's thesis, California Institute of Technology.


The area investigated contains a section of coarse fanglomerates and basic lavas of middle Tertiary age. It is, as far as known, unfossiliferous. The sediments have been tilted so that they dip in general southwest. Underlying the sediments on the north is a quartz-syenite basement rock. Faulted up on the south is an anorthosite basement. There is a prominent fault with several thousand feet of strike-slip displacement trending NE-SW through the center of the area. There are a number of short faults and steeply plunging open folds which trend in general NE-SW.

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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Defense Date:1 June 1938
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:12212009-135009078
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ID Code:5466
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:13 Jan 2010 22:45
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 03:20

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