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Geology of Bluff Cove


Kupfer, Donald Harry (1940) Geology of Bluff Cove. Bachelor's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/P61H-JQ87.


Bluff Cove is situated on the west side of the San Pedro Hills and lies about twenty miles south-west of Los Angeles. The area mapped includes Flat Rock Point to the north of Bluff Cove and Rocky Point to the south, a distance of about two and one-half miles (pl. 1). Only the sea cliffs were mapped, the hope being that from these cliffs the inland structures could be extrapolated.

I am indebted to Mr. D.J. Varnes, who worked with me constantly both in the field and in the office, and offered many valuable suggestions; and to my instructor, Dr. F.D. Bode.

The map is of the north half of the area. It is a hand drawn enlargement (x4) taken from the 1932 reprint of 1928 edition of the U.S.G.S. topographic map of the San Pedro Hills Quadrangle. The Geologic mapping was done by Brunton compass in 1939-40.

The topography of the area is one of rolling hills sloping to the ocean. The present sea cliffs, to which the mapping was confined, average about 150 feet high and afford good exposures. However, the lower parts of the cliffs are usually masked by landsliding.

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):
  • Bode, Francis D.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1940
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:12222009-145022250
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ID Code:5475
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:14 Jan 2010 17:10
Last Modified:21 Dec 2019 04:49

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