Geology of Point Reyes National Seashore and Vicinity, California: A Digital Database

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The Point Reyes Peninsula is a roughly triangular projection of the Marin County coast with an apex at Point Reyes and a base along Tomales Bay and the rift valley of the San Andreas fault zone. This fault zone forms the active tectonic boundary between the Pacific and North American lithospheric plates and here separates Upper Cretaceous granitic and older metamorphic rocks of the Salinian block to the west from Upper Jurassic to Lower Cretaceous graywacke sandstone and melange of the Franciscan complex to the east.

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Metadata Date February 5, 2016
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1997 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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PDF representation of the geologic map sheet (6.4MB)

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 5, 2016
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 1997 (publication)
Responsible Party USGS-GEO-WRG-NGM (Point of Contact)
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Bbox East Long -122.63
Bbox North Lat 38.25
Bbox South Lat 37.88
Bbox West Long -123.03
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description PDF representation of the geologic map sheet (6.4MB)
Graphic Preview File http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1997/of97-456/pr-map.pdf
Graphic Preview Type PDF
Licence This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards or with the North American Stratigraphic Code. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. This database, identified as "Geology of Point Reyes National Seashore and Vicinity, California: A digital database," has been approved for release and publication by the Director of the USGS. Although this database has been subjected to rigorous review and is substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, it is released on condition that neither the USGS nor the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.
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Metadata Type geospatial
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