The Geology of Carmel Bay, California.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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Data obtained from rock and sediment samples collected in Carmel Bay were coordinated with seismic and bathymetric information to produce the first geologic map of the area showing the terrestrial geology extended into the bay itself. The map shows a large underwater area of possible contact metamorphism which serves as the source rock for the heavy minerals found along the local beaches. A previously undescribed granodiorite boulder conglomerate was found resting unconformably on the Paleocene Carmelo Series along the shores of Stillwater Cove. The conglomerate is unlike anything else seen in the area, but it is thought to be associated with the Temblor Formation of Miocene age. Seismic data assisted in locating sediment pockets within the bay. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy