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Miocene marine rocks

Sandstone, shale, siltstone, conglomerate and breccia; in part Pliocene and Oligocene.
State California
Name Miocene marine rocks
Geologic age Oligocene to Pliocene
Primary rock type sandstone
Secondary rock type mudstone
Other rock types siltstone; evaporite; conglomerate
Lithologic constituents
Map references
Jennings, C.W., Strand, R.G., and Rogers, T.H., 1977, Geologic map of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, scale 1:750,000.
Unit references
Jennings, C.W., Strand, R.G., and Rogers, T.H., 1977, Geologic map of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, scale 1:750,000.
Jennings, C.W., 1985, An explanatory text to accompany the 1:750,000 scale fault and geologic maps of California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Bulletin 201, 197 p.
Smith, A.R., 1965, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Bakersfield sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Jennings, C.W., 1962, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Long Beach sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Jennings, C.W., and Strand, R.G., 1969, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Los Angeles sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Rogers, T.H., 1969, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, San Bernardino sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Jennings, C.W., and Burnett, J.L., 1961, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, San Francisco sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Rogers, T.H., 1966, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, San Jose sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Jennings, C.W., 1959, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, San Luis Obispo sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Rogers, T.H., 1966, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Santa Ana sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Jennings, C.W., and Strand, R.G., 1959, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Santa Cruz sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Jennings, C.W., 1959, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Santa Maria sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Koenig, J.B., 1963, Geologic map of California, Olaf P. Jenkins edition, Santa Rosa sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Bortugno, E.J., and Spittler, T.E., 1986, Geologic map of the San Bernardino quadrangle, California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Regional Geologic Map Series, Map 3A, scale 1:250,000.
Wagner, D.L., Bortugno, E.J., and McJunkin, R.D., 1990, Geologic map of the San Francisco-San Jose quadrangle, California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Regional Geologic Map Series, Map 5A, scale 1:250,000.
Wagner, D.L., and Bortugno, E.J., 1982, Geologic map of the Santa Rosa quadrangle, California: California Division of Mines and Geology, Regional Geologic Map Series, Map 2A, scale 1:250,000.
Yerkes, R.F., and Campbell, R.H., 1997, Preliminary geologic map of the west half, Los Angeles 60' x 30' quadrangle: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-483, scale 1:100,000.
Tennyson, M.E., 1992, Preliminary geologic map of the Santa Maria 30' x 60' quadrangle, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 92-189, 9 p., scale 1:100,000.
Graymer, R.W., Jones, D.L., and Brabb, E.E., 2002, Geologic map and map database of northeastern San Francisco Bay region, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2403, 28 p., scale 1:100,000.
Brabb, E.E., Graymer, R.W., and Jones, D.L., 2000, Geologic map and map database of the Palo Alto 30' x 60' quadrangle, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2332, 30 p., scale 1:100,000.
Morton, D.M., 1999, Preliminary digital geologic map of the Santa Ana 30' x 60' quadrangle, southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-172, scale 1:100,000.
Dibblee, T.W., Jr., 1973, Regional geologic map of San Andreas and related faults in Carrizo Plain, Temblor, Caliente, and La Panza Ranges and vicinity, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-757, scale 1:125,000.
Chin, J.L., Morrow, J.R., Ross, C.R., and Clifton, H.E., 1993, Geologic maps of upper Cenozoic deposits in central California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1943, scale 1:250,000.
Bartow, J.A., 1984, Geologic map and cross sections of the southeastern margin of the San Joaquin Valley, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-1496, scale 1:125,000.
Graymer, R.W., 2000, Geologic map and map database of the Oakland metropolitan area, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2342, 29 p., scale 1:50,000.
Weber, F.H., Jr., 1963, Geology and mineral resources of San Diego County, California: California Division of Mines and Geology, County Report 3, 309 p., scale 1:125,000.
Durham, D.L., 1974, Geology of the southern Salinas Valley area, California: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 819, 111 p., scale 1:125,000.
Clark, J.C., and Rietman, J.D., 1973, Oligocene stratigraphy, tectonics, and paleogeography southwest of the San Andreas fault, Santa Cruz Mountains and Gabilan Range, California Coast Ranges: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 783, 18 p., scale 1:125,000.
Vedder, J.G., Gower, H.D., Clifton, H.E., and Durham, D.L., 1967, Reconnaissance geologic map of the central San Rafael Mountains and vicinity, Santa Barbara County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Geologic Investigations Map I-487, scale 1:48,000.
Clark, J.C., 1981, Stratigraphy, paleontology, and geology of the central Santa Cruz Mountains, California Coast Ranges: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1168, 51 p., scale 1:24,000.
Bartow, J.A., 1991, Geologic map of the northwestern Caliente Range, San Luis Obispo County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-2077, scale 1:36,000.
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