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Late Mesozoic and Cenozoic Stratigraphic and Structural Framework Near Hopewell, Virginia

Description: From introduction: This study was undertaken as part of the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) Reactor Hazards Reduction Program. One of the goals of this program is to contribute to the growing recognition and cataloging of Cenozoic faults in the Atlantic Coastal Plain. Once the faults are recognized and cataloged, the stress field and resulting tectonic framework that produced these faults can be determined. This study defines the stratigraphic and structural relationships of a tectonically anomalous area in the vicinity of Hopewell, Va.
Date: 1987
Creator: Dischinger, James B., Jr.
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Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Central Santa Monica Mountains, Los Angeles County, California

Description: From abstract: The stratigraphic nomenclature of the central Santa Monica Mountains is revised to conform with present knowledge of the age, distribution, and stratigraphic relations of about 35 bedrock units. The revision is based on 1:12,000-scale mapping of the entire stratigraphic sequence and its facies, the position and stage assignment of abundant fossils, and contact relations.
Date: June 16, 1979
Creator: Yerkes, R. F. & Campbell, Russell H.
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Revisions in Stratigraphic Nomenclature of the Columbia River Basalt Group

Description: From abstract: New stratigraphic nomenclature for units within the Columbia River Basalt Group is introduced to revise and expand that currently in use; it is based largely on subdivisions made informally by T. L. Wright, M. J. Grolier, and D. A. Swanson in 1973. The Yakima Basalt is raised to subgroup status, and three formations-the Grande Ronde Basalt, Wanapum Basalt, and Saddle Mountains Basalt, in order of decreasing age-are defined within it.
Date: 1979
Creator: Swanson, Donald A.; Bentley, Robert Donald; Hooper, P. R. & Wright, Thomas L.
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Bibliography of the Geology and Hydrology of the Albuquerque Greater Urban Area, Bernalillo and Parts of Sandoval, Santa Fe, Socorro, Torrance, and Valencia Counties, New Mexico

Description: A bibliography which contains over 500 references for the Albuquerque Greater Urban Area (AGUA). The intent is to be comprehensive in scope in the areas of hydrology and geology as well as introductory in other interdisciplinary areas.
Date: 1978
Creator: Wright, Ann Finley
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Nomenclature of Precambrian Rocks in Colorado

Description: Abstract: "The Precambrian rocks of Colorado consist of a metaphoric complex more than 1,700 million years in age, three groups of igneous rocks about 1,700, 1,400, and 1,000 million years in age, here designated informal age groups, and two areally restricted units of sedimentary rocks, one between 1,400 and 1,700 million years in age and one between 950 and 1,400 million years. A systematic nomenclature for many of the rocks does not exist, but the present state of knowledge will permit establishment of a comprehensive nomenclature. Numerous formal names that have been applied to elements of the Precambrian assemblage are appraised and classified in a table, and eight names are abandoned."
Date: 1977
Creator: Tweto, Ogden
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Coal Resources of the United States

Description: A report about the United States's coal supply. The U.S. has 25 percent of the world's identified coal resources and about 20 percent of the world's estimated total coal resources.
Date: January 1, 1974
Creator: Averitt, Paul
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Silurian, Devonian, and Mississippian Formations of the Funeral Mountains in the Ryan Quadrangle, Death Valley Region, California

Description: From abstract: A composite section of the Silurian, Devonian, and Mississippian formations in the Funeral Mountains between Death Valley and Amargosa Valley is about 4,700 feet thick. The formations are in the top of a concordant, complexly faulted sequence that is about 25,000 feet thick from the highest part of the Precambrian to the Upper Mississippian. The Silurian and younger formations consist of marine dolomite and limestone that contain some regionally characteristic cherty and siliceous clastic beds as well as widely spaced fossiliferous zones.
Date: 1974
Creator: McAllister, James Franklin
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Geology and Mineral Resources of the Northern Part of the North Cascades National Park, Washington

Description: Introduction: This report was started as part of a study of the North Cascade Primitive Area, an area of about 830,000 acres, which adjoined the Canadian border on the north and which extended from Mount Shuksan on the west to Rock Mountain on the east. In the fall of 1968, Public Law 90-544, 90th Cong., reclassified the North Cascade Primitive Area and certain other national forest lands and created the North Cascades National Park, the Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and the Pasayten Wilderness. Ross Lake National Recreational Area, a corridor 21/2-4 miles wide along the Skagit River and its dammed portions, Ross, Diablo, and Gorge Lakes, separates the park into two parts and separates the northern part of the park from the Pasayten Wilderness. The present study concerns those parts of North Cascades National Park and the Ross Lake National Recreation Area that are north of Skagit River and west of Ross Lake (fig. 1), as well as part of the Mount Baker National Forest west of the park (pl. 2).
Date: 1972
Creator: Staatz, Mortimer Hay; Tabor, R. W.; Weis, Paul L.; Robertson, Jacques F.; Van Noy, Ronald M. & Pattee, Eldon C.
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Ancient Lavas in Shenandoah National Park Near Luray, Virginia

Description: Abstract: In the Blue Ridge Province of northern Virginia, Maryland, and southern Pennsylvania, Lower Cambrian beds are underlain by a thick sequence of greenstone and interbedded sedimentary rocks known as the Catoctin Formation. An area near Luray, Va., was studied to determine the thickness of the formation, its relationship to overlying and underlying rocks, and the original nature of the lavas from which the Catoctin greenstone was derived. There the Catoctin Formation lies unconformably on granitic rocks. Its basal sedimentary layer ranges from a few inches to 150 feet in thickness and contains pebbles of underlying basement rocks. The erosion surface beneath the Catoctin is irregular, and in several places, hills as much as 1,000 feet high were buried beneath the Catoctin lavas. No important time break is indicated between the deposition of the Catoctin Formation and the overlying Cambrian sediments. The original Catoctin lavas were basaltic and were probably normal plateau basalts. Columnar joints, amygdules, sedimentary dikes, flow breccias, low-dipping primary joints, and other primary structures are well preserved.
Date: 1969
Creator: Reed, John Calvin, Jr.
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