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The Geology of the Quail Lake Region


Turner, Francis Earl (1928) The Geology of the Quail Lake Region. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/B4EE-8Y50.


At the suggestion of Dr. Bulwalda of the Institute Staff, the mapping and investigation of this hitherto little known section of the Mojave Desert was undertaken. It had been known for some time that there were marine beds lying in the extreme western corner of the desert, their age relation however, had been but tentatively determined and their areal extend and structural relations were unknown. U.S. Geol. Survey Water Supply Paper 278 by Harry R. Johnson is the only paper known to the writer which deals with this area.

In the present study, an effort is made to map the areal geology as carefully as possible in the short time available and to determine the age and structural relations of the marine formation.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:Quail Lake, Antelope Valley, San Andreas Rift, Libre Creek, Cottonwood Creek, Piru Creek, Garlock Fault, Libre Mountains
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Geology
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Buwalda, John P.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1928
Additional Information:Supplemental Files Information: Geologic Map: Supplement 1 from "The geology of the Quail Lake region" (Thesis).
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:12232009-114429525
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ID Code:5482
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:14 Jan 2010 19:02
Last Modified:02 Sep 2021 22:13

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