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Subsurface stratigraphy of the eastern Hollister Valley, California

January 1, 1987

In September 1977, four cores were recovered by shallow auger drilling from Hollister Valley, California, near the Calaveras fault. The wells were drilled to search for evidence that Hollister Valley may have been occupied by a large lake during the late Pleistocene or Holocene. This small valley, near Monterey Bay, may have been dammed by a large landslide on the San Andreas fault (Jenkins, 1973; Herd and Helley, 1977). The cores sampled the first 38 m of sediment below the valley floor, but no lacustrine deposits were found at these sites; a very detailed record to Holocene alluviation in a tectonically subsiding basin. 

Publication Year 1987
Title Subsurface stratigraphy of the eastern Hollister Valley, California
DOI 10.3133/mf1461
Authors Catherine R. McMasters, Darrell G. Herd, Constance K. Throckmorton, Linda E. Heusser
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series Number 1461
Index ID mf1461
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse