The Medford quadrangle is located in mountainous southwestern Oregon adjacent to the California border and a short distance east of the Pacific coast. Various parts of this area lie in different geologic provinces. Most of the western half of the quadrangle is underlain by pre-Tertiary rocks of the Klamath Mountains province. However, the Coast Range province is represented by the Tertiary sedimentary rocks in the northwest corner. Much of the eastern half of the quadrangle lies in the Cascade Range. In Oregon, because of differences in physiographic expression and age of rocks, this province is commonly divided into the more rugged High Cascade Range on the east and the more subdued Western Cascade Range on the west. This division is approximated on the map by the contact between the Quaternary and Tertiary volcanic rocks of the High Cascade Range and the Tertiary volcanic rocks of the Western Cascade Range. The geology shown is generalized from a more detailed compilation by Smith and others (1982).
|Title||Map showing abundance and distribution of silver in stream-sediment samples, Medford 1 degree by 2 degrees Quadrangle, Oregon-California|
|Authors||Charles L. Whittington, David J. Grimes, Reinhard W. Leinz|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Miscellaneous Field Studies Map|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|