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Geology of a portion of the Sunland Quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California


Anderson, Keith Elliott (1940) Geology of a portion of the Sunland Quadrangle, Los Angeles County, California. Bachelor's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/9CTC-4T98.


The area studied consists of a portion of the Sunland quadrangle in Southern California. The area is about seventeen miles northwest of Pasadena, California, and is best reached by automobile from Pasadena by driving westward on Foothill Boulevard.

The area is slightly over one mile square in size, and is bounded on the west by Bartholomaus Canyon, and on the east by Little Tujunga Canyon. The district is cultivated in orange and lemon groves in the southern section, and the entire area, especially Kagel Canyon, is well populated.

Field work was done with pace and Brunton compass on a photographic enlargement of U.S.G.S. topographic map of the Sunland quadrangle. The mapping and report were done in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science at the California Institute of Technology.

About twenty days were spent in the field in mapping and gathering of data. Work was done from January to June, 1940.

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):
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Thesis Committee:
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Defense Date:1 June 1940
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:12212009-132906632
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:5465
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:13 Jan 2010 22:40
Last Modified:21 Dec 2019 04:19

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