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National Mineral Information Center (NMIC) products focus on the worldwide supply of, demand for, and flow of minerals and materials. These products are organized by mineral commodity, geographic area, or monthly/annual statistical compilation.

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Year Published: 1974

Origin of Franciscan melanges in Northern California

In northern California, chaotic Franciscan melange occurs beneath the overlying ophiolite and Great Valley Sequence. Identical melanges occur to the west, separating well-bedded, coherent Franciscan units that differ markedly in age. Detailed studies in several places indicate that these melanges mark the boundaries of imbricate thrust sheets, and...

Blake, M. Clark; Jones, D.L.

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Geological literature on the San Joaquin Valley of California

The following list of references includes most of the geological literature on the San Joaquin Valley and vicinity in central California (see figure 1) published prior to January 1, 1973. The San Joaquin Valley comprises all or parts of 11 counties -- Alameda, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus,...

Maher, J.C.; Trollman, W.M.; Denman, J.M.
Geological literature on the San Joaquin Valley of California; 1973; Book; Maher, J. C.; Trollman, W. M.; Denman, J. M.

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Preliminary geologic analysis of the Apollo 17 site

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Preliminary geologic analysis of the Apollo 17 site; 1973; OFR; 73-313; Geological Survey (U.S.), Apollo Lunar Geology Investigation Team

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Preliminary report on the geology and field petrology at the Apollo 17 landing site

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Preliminary report on the geology and field petrology at the Apollo 17 landing site; 1973; OFR; 73-314; Geological Survey (U.S.), Apollo Lunar Geology Investigation Team

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Geologic Exploration of Taurus-Littrow: Apollo 17 Landing Site

Apollo 17 landed in a deep graben valley embaying the mountainous highlands southeast of the Serenitatis basin. Impact-generated breccias underlie the massifs adjacent to the valley, and basalt has flooded and leveled the valley floor. The dark mantle inferred from orbital photographs was not recognized as a discrete unit; the unusually thick...

Muehlberger, W.R.; Batson, R.M.; Cernan, E.A.; Freeman, V.L.; Haitt, M.H.; Holt, H.E.; Howard, Keith A.; Jackson, K.B.; Larson, V.S.; Reed, J.J.; Rennilson, J.J.; Schmitt, H.H.

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The Dun Mountain ultramafic belt Permian oceanic crust and upper mantle in New Zealand

Geologic evidence suggests that the Dun Mountain ultramafic belt in New Zealand is the basal part of a Lower Permian ophiolite suite. By analogy with other ophiolite suites, and as a result of marine geophysical studies of the present ocean basins, the ophiolite is believed to represent oceanic crust and upper mantle upon which...

Blake, M. C.; Landis, C. A.

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Current slope-stability studies in the San Francisco Bay region

An extensive program of slope-stability studies is presently underway in the San Francisco Bay region, California. Work to date has resulted in the publication of estimates of landslide damage, an estimated-landslide-abundance map of the region, new slope maps prepared by photomechanical processes, photointerpretive maps of...

Nilsen, Tor H.; Brabb, Earl E.

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Petrography and structural relations of granitic basement rocks in the Monterey Bay area, California

In the past, the granitic basement of the Coast Ranges has been thought to be dominantly quartz diorite and low in K-feldspar.  However, a study of outcrops around Monterey Bay, basement well samples, and dredge samples from Monterey Bay shows that the granitic basement averages about 15 to 20 percent K-feldspar.  ...

Ross, Donald C.; Brabb, Earl E.

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Cretaceous mafic conglomerate near Gualala offset 350 miles by San Andreas fault from oceanic crustal source near Eagle Rest Peak, California

Upper Cretaceous mafic conglomerate and quartz-plagioclase arkose that crop out on the southwest side of the San Andreas fault near Gualala, Calif., may have been eroded from a gabbroic terrane that now lies about 350 miles to the southeast, on the opposite side of the San Andreas fault. The plagioclase arkose near Gualala...

Ross, Donald C.; Wentworth, Carl M.; McKee, Edwin D.