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Geology of the Placerita Canyon Area


Battle, John Allen (1939) Geology of the Placerita Canyon Area. Bachelor's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/ZG11-6F43.


The Placerita Canyon Region is about seven miles west of Newhall. It lies north of Placerita and Reynier Canyons and to the west of Sand Canyon. The bounding meridians are Lat. 34°22' - 34°25' N. and Long. 118°27' W. A small section lies south of Placerita Canyon at the foot of the San Gabriels.

The Placerita Canyon Region may be reached by two routes from Newhall. It is necessary either to go through Solamint along the Santa Clara River and up Sand Canyon or directly through Placerita Canyon. The Placerita Canyon road is a rough, one way affair and is usually washed out. The Sand Canyon road is the north end of the Little Tujunga highway, and naturally is quite good. Refer to Fig. 1.

The area is a close approximation to a rectangle of about eleven square miles.

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)
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Defense Date:1 January 1939
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:12172009-103056785
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ID Code:5461
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:11 Jan 2010 20:11
Last Modified:22 Feb 2023 21:09

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