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The Geology of Sand Canyon, California


Carr, Robert Bradwell (1938) The Geology of Sand Canyon, California. Bachelor's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/P7PV-JX50.



A body of complexly segregated igneous rock has been intruded into sediments at an early period in the earth's history. The segregations include a dioritic phase and a magnetite-ilmenite bearing ore phase in the area discussed.

During much later times, the Miocene Mint Canyon formation was deposited on the west of the igneous body and in turn has been covered by old alluvium in places that has originated in the mountain block composed of the intrusion

Economic Considerations

The bodies of ilmenite bearing ore should be carefully sampled and assayed to determine the percentage of titanium that can be obtained from the ore. The bodies promise sufficient tonnage and accessibility to be developed economically wit a moderate titanium content that is not too variable.

Item Type:Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Sand Canyon, Soledad Canyon, Santa Clara River, Bear Canyon, Sylmar Quadrangle, Little Tujunga Quadrangle, Lang Fault
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:1 June 1938
Additional Information:Supplemental Files Information: Geology of Sand Canyon: Supplement 1 from "The geology of Sand Canyon, California" (Thesis). Geology of Sand Canyon (extra detail): Supplement 2 from "The geology of Sand Canyon, California" (Thesis).
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:12222009-151641990
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ID Code:5476
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:14 Jan 2010 17:14
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:44

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