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Geology of the San Jose Hills, Los Angeles County, California


Harshman, Elbert Nelson (1933) Geology of the San Jose Hills, Los Angeles County, California. Master's thesis, California Institute of Technology.


The San Jose Hills, located in the eastern part of Los Angeles County, California, occupy a rectangular block of some 40 square miles in area, the center of which is 30 miles to the east of Los Angeles (Plate I). Although a separate physiographic unit, the region may be described as that portion of the Puente Hills lying north of the San Jose Wash (Plate II). The area mapped extends from Pomona southwest to Puente, a distance of 11 miles. It may readily be reached from either town, both of which lie on the main line of the Southern Pacific Railroad and on U.S. Highway Number 99, known locally as the Valley Boulevard. All parts of the area are readily accessible, for it is cut by roads in the eastern, central, and western portions.

Item Type:Thesis (Master'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 January 1933
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:01192010-083248861
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Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:5524
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:19 Jan 2010 18:05
Last Modified:27 Oct 2017 21:28

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