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Geologic and geophysical maps of the Santa Maria and part of the Point Conception 30'×60' quadrangles, California

August 2, 2021

This report presents digital geologic, gravity, and aeromagnetic maps for the onshore parts of the Santa Maria and Point Conception 30'x60' quadrangles at a compilation scale of 1:100,000. The map depicts the distribution of bedrock units, surficial deposits, paleontological data, geophysical data and structural features in the Santa Maria basin and the Santa Ynez Mountains to the south, an area corresponding to 26 contiguous 7.5-minute quadrangles. The map also includes offshore faults from the Hosgri fault, a major structural feature, east to the shoreline. This new map revises and supersedes two earlier versions of the 30'x60' Santa Maria quadrangle that were produced as part of the U.S. Geological Survey’s investigations of onshore oil and gas resources of the Santa Maria province (Keller, 1995). The first map was released as a scanned black-and-white image of hand-drawn compilation (Tennyson, 1992); the second map was a digital release that is no longer available (Tennyson and others, 1995). This new map also includes the geology of the onshore part of the adjacent Point Conception 30'x60' quadrangle that encompasses the Santa Ynez Mountains of the western Transverse Ranges. The digital database also contains magnetic and gravity data for the entire region, paleontological data, and interpretation of major offshore structural features that bear on the continuity and connection of the mapped onshore structures.

Publication Year 2021
Title Geologic and geophysical maps of the Santa Maria and part of the Point Conception 30'×60' quadrangles, California
DOI 10.3133/sim3472
Authors Donald S. Sweetkind, Victoria E. Langenheim, Kristin McDougall-Reid, Christopher C. Sorlien, Shiera C. Demas, Marilyn E. Tennyson, Samuel Y. Johnson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Scientific Investigations Map
Series Number 3472
Index ID sim3472
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Central Energy Resources Science Center; Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center; Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center; Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center