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Image for Viewing Point - Oil Seepage - Brea, CAview gallery

EE24.8 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceViewing Point - Oil Seepage - Brea, CA

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A plaque marks the spot where natural oil seeps to the surface.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/17/2015

last visited: 10/17/2015

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SWSW24.9 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThe Sunken City

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This fenced area was once a beautiful neighborhood with an ocean view. A rotational landslide condemned the entire area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/14/2010

last visited: 8/6/2014

Image for Whites Point Recumbent Fold view gallery

SWSW26.6 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceWhites Point Recumbent Fold

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A wonderful example of a recumbent fold in the Altamira Shale is exposed in the cliffs of Whites Point.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/14/2010

last visited: never

Image for White Point Hydrothermal Ventsview gallery

SWSW26.6 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceWhite Point Hydrothermal Vents

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In the shallow waters off of White Point, submerged hydrothermal vents discharge warm, fresh, hydrogen-sulfide rich water.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/22/2010

last visited: 5/29/2009

Image for Portuguese Bend Landslide view gallery

SWSW28.8 km

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Places of Geologic SignificancePortuguese Bend Landslide

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The underlying rocks, structure, current erosion, and human development have worked together to keep the Portuguese Bend Landslide continuously moving since 1956.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 12/8/2007

last visited: 5/26/2013

Image for La Brea Tar Pits - Los Angeles, CAview gallery

NWNW32.8 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceLa Brea Tar Pits - Los Angeles, CA

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La Brea Tar Pits (or Rancho La Brea Tar Pits) are a famous cluster of tar pits located in Hancock Park in the urban heart of Los Angeles, California, United States.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/24/2008

last visited: 7/3/2016

Image for Exposed Formation - Santa Ana Riverview gallery

EE37.7 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceExposed Formation - Santa Ana River

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Noticed from the Bicycling Trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962

location: California

date approved: 6/3/2008

last visited: 5/31/2008

Image for Fossil Reef Park - Laguna Hills, CAview gallery

SESE47 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceFossil Reef Park - Laguna Hills, CA

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This park contains the only preserved portion of Fossil Reef in Orange County. The tropical shell reef is 17 million years old and has 48 species of marine fossil vertebrates including shark teeth and Desmostylus.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DopeyDuck

location: California

date approved: 6/18/2009

last visited: 12/6/2009

Image for Devil's Punchbowl - Pearblossom, CAview gallery

NN65 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceDevil's Punchbowl - Pearblossom, CA

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A County Park, that used to be the intersection of two plate boundaries.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: 9/22/2019

Image for San Andreas Fault Sign - Pearblossom, CAview gallery

NN68.7 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSan Andreas Fault Sign - Pearblossom, CA

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At this location you can clearly see the San Andreas Fault. People try not to put up sings that say San Andreas Fault because at some point like in San Francisco the San Andreas Fault dose go into homes. This might effect the cost & the community.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 9/12/2010

last visited: 9/22/2019

Image for Heath Canyon - Wrightwood, CAview gallery

NENE69.4 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceHeath Canyon - Wrightwood, CA

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A nearby Landslide created a small canyon where green crystals, actinolite, can be found.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: 11/26/2014

Image for Vasquez Rocks, CAview gallery

NN72.7 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceVasquez Rocks, CA

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Cool rock formations in northern LA county. The area has been used in many movies and commercials. It's a great place for rock climbing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking...

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Free2bme29

location: California

date approved: 1/4/2009

last visited: 3/12/2017

Image for Mormon Rocks (Rock Candy Mountains) - Cajon Pass, CAview gallery

NENE75.2 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceMormon Rocks (Rock Candy Mountains) - Cajon Pass, CA

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Mormon Rocks or also known as Rock Candy Mountains

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Shadowraven

location: California

date approved: 3/29/2009

last visited: never

Image for The Palmdale Roadcut - Lake Palmdale, CAview gallery

NN77.9 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceThe Palmdale Roadcut - Lake Palmdale, CA

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A good place for earth to take over.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 8/27/2010

last visited: 1/27/2014

Image for Grimes Canyon Burnt Shaleview gallery

NWNW92.9 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceGrimes Canyon Burnt Shale

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Portions of the Monterey Shale found Grimes Canyon have been subjected to high temperatures as the organic material typically found within this formation burned creating a area of “Burnt Rock.”

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 3/27/2007

last visited: 6/14/2013

Image for Elizabeth Lake - Lake Hughes, CAview gallery

NN94.3 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceElizabeth Lake - Lake Hughes, CA

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A lake along the San Andreas Fault.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 11/26/2014

last visited: 11/26/2014

Image for Sulphur Mountain Oil Seepview gallery

NWNW125 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSulphur Mountain Oil Seep

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This is a location where oil, gas, and water come to the surface to form an oil seep.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member adenium

location: California

date approved: 12/12/2010

last visited: 11/26/2010

Image for San Andreas Fault Limestone Formation - Frazier Park, CAview gallery

NWNW127 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceSan Andreas Fault Limestone Formation - Frazier Park, CA

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On top, there's limestone and on the bottom there is sandstone. What separates them both is the San Andreas Fault.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 10/25/2014

last visited: 10/25/2014

Image for Advancing Shorelines – Torrey Pinesview gallery

SESE130.8 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceAdvancing Shorelines – Torrey Pines

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The layered rocks in the cliffs along Torrey Pines State Reserve record the gradual advance of the sea across this area. To reach this location you will walk along a sandy beach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/28/2010

last visited: 1/3/2013

Image for Tar Pits Parkview gallery

NWNW143.2 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceTar Pits Park

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The tar pits and oil seeps in Carpinteria are part of a series of oil producing areas along the Ventura and Santa Barbara Coast. Oil has naturally migrated to the surface in this area creating oil seeps, asphaltium, and at one time tar pits.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 1/9/2010

last visited: 5/20/2013

Image for Carpenteria Oil Seepsview gallery

NWNW143.2 km

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Places of Geologic SignificanceCarpenteria Oil Seeps

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The tar pits and oil seeps at Carpenteria State Beach are part of a series of oil producing areas along the California Coast. Oil has naturally migrated to the surface in this area creating oil seeps, asphaltium, and at one time tar pits.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member TerryDad2

location: California

date approved: 3/27/2007

last visited: 10/16/2009

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