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The surface of crystalline basement, Great Valley and Sierra Nevada, California: A digital map database

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The surface of crystalline basement, Great Valley and Sierra Nevada, California: A digital map database; 1995; OFR; 95-96; Wentworth, Carl M.; Fisher, G. Reid; Levine, Paia; Jachens, Robert C.

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Crystalline basement in central California extends westward from the exposed Sierra Nevada beneath the sedimentary fill of the Great Valley and under the eastern edge of the Coast Ranges at mid-crustal depth. The surface of this basement is defined from three types of control: in the Sierra Nevada from the topography itself, beneath the eastern two thirds of the Great Valley in considerable detail from numerous wells drilled for oil and gas, and beneath the western San Joaquin Valley in less detail from seismic reflection and refraction profiles. Together, these data demonstrate that the surface of crystalline rock is continuous from the exposed rock in the mountains to the top of high-velocity rock buried deep beneath the eastern [...]

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editionVersion 1.1; Version 1.11, Revised June 2012
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