Accession Number : AD0742919

Title :   The Geology of Carmel Bay, California.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Simpson,John Page , III

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : 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)

Descriptors :   (*MARINE GEOLOGY, BAYS), (*OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, PACIFIC OCEAN), SEDIMENTATION, CALIFORNIA, MINERALS, BEACHES, GEOLOGIC AGE DETERMINATION, ECHO RANGING, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE