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Report on the Geology of the San Pedro Hills


Bell, Frank Wagner (1928) Report on the Geology of the San Pedro Hills. Bachelor's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/5T7M-2E56.


The San Pedro Hills Area is composed of Basement Complex overlain by a series of late Tertiary and Quaternary marine sediments. There is a series of intrusive rocks forming sills and laccolithic masses in the vicinity of San Pedro Hill.

There is a great abundance of fossil material in the very late Tertiary and Quaternary beds, offering ample opportunity for the paleontologist to accurately zone the different formations.

The folding is quite acute, but there has been no important faulting in the area.

Item Type:Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Geology
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Geology
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Unknown, Unknown
Thesis Committee:
  • None, None
Defense Date:10 June 1928
Additional Information:Microfiche copy of thesis is entitled "Geology of the San Pedro Hills." Supplemental Files Information: Topographic map of the San Pedro Hills: Supplement 1 from "Report on the Geology of the San Pedro Hills" (Thesis). Geographic Location Bounding Box: -118.2 Degrees East; -118.433 Degrees West; 33.8 Degrees North; 33.7 Degrees South.
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:12112009-142318813
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URLURL TypeDescription 1 in CaltechDATA: Topographic map of the San Pedro Hills
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ID Code:5436
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:24 Dec 2009 18:13
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:43

Thesis Files

PDF (Thesis) - Final Version
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PDF (Geologic Map - Harbor City) - Supplemental Material
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