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The Geology of the Southwestern Part of Lake Elizabeth Quadrangle Between San Francisquito and Bouquet Canyons


Nickell, Frank Andrew (1928) The Geology of the Southwestern Part of Lake Elizabeth Quadrangle Between San Francisquito and Bouquet Canyons. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/T68G-AQ61.


The San Andreas Rift forms one of the largest and most continuous structural features in the world and as a fault system, has few equals in magnitude of displacements, complexity of movement or size of area affected. The structural relation resulting from the continued movement upon it and auxiliary fault systems is typical of Coast Range structure. Each contribution to the understanding of the structural features in the vicinity of the San Andreas Rift aids in the ultimate understanding of the major feature.

It was with the desire of becoming acquainted with some of the features evidenced by major faulting systems as well as the solution of the geology of an area in Coast Range structure that this problem was undertaken.

Dr. Kew in U.S.G.S. Bulletin 755 has published on the San Fernando and Tujunga quadrangles lying south of Lake Elizabeth quadrangle. Mr. Clements, of the California Institute of Technology, is at the present time engaged in working out the relations in the Tejon quadrangle on the west. Dr. Noble is making an extensive survey of the Rift itself for the Seismological Department of the Carnegie Institute and has mapped as far north along the Rift as Palmdale in Lake Elizabeth quadrangle.

Item Type:Thesis (Master's thesis)
Subject Keywords:San Andreas Rift, Coast Range, Lake Elizabeth Quadrangle, San Francisquito Canyon, Bouquet Canyon, Clearwater Canyon
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 1928
Additional Information:Supplemental Files Information: Geologic Map: Supplement 1 from "The geology of the southwestern part of Lake Elizabeth quadrangle between San Francisquito and Bouquet Canyons" (Thesis).
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:12242009-111159323
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ID Code:5486
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:14 Jan 2010 20:06
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 23:44

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PDF (Topography map from USGS - Lake Elizabeth sheet) - Supplemental Material
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