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San Francisquito Formation

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San Francisquito Formation


Stratigraphic range: Late Cretaceous-Paleocene

Type Geologic formation

Underlies Castaic Formation, Punchbowl Formation

Overlies San Gabriel Basement Complex

Thickness 4 km (13,000 ft)

Location

Region San Gabriel Mountains & Sierra Pelona Mountains,

Los Angeles County, California

Country  United States

The San Francisquito Formation is a geologic formation in northern Los Angeles


County, California.[1][2]
Areas where it is exposed include: San Francisquito Canyon of the Sierra Pelona
Mountains, and the northwestern side of the Devil's Punchbowl gorge in the San Gabriel
Mountains.[1][2]

Contents

 1Geology

o 1.1Fossil content

 2See also

 3References
Geology[edit]
The San Francisquito Formation is from marine deposits of the Late Cretaceous period
of the Mesozoic Era, and the Early Paleocene epoch in the Paleogene period of
the Cenozoic Era.[1][2] It is overlain by the Punchbowl Formation (east) and Castaic
Formation (west), both of the Miocene and Pliocene epochs.[1] It overlies the crystalline
San Gabriel Basement Complex.[1]
It is found between the San Andreas Fault on its north, and the Devil's Punchbowl Fault
on its south.[1][2] The Pliocene epoch Crowder Formation is to the northeast.[1]
Fossil content[edit]
It preserves fossils dating back to the Paleogene period.[3]

See also[edit]

 Cretaceous portal

 California portal

 Geology of Los Angeles County, California


 List of fossiliferous stratigraphic units in California
 Paleontology in California
 Neenach Volcano

References[edit]
1. ^ Jump up to:a b c d e f g Seismo.berkeley.edu: Field Guide to the Punchbowl Fault Zone, at Devil's
Punchbowl Los Angeles County Park; San Andreas Fault Resources; University of California, Berkeley; by
Frederick M. Chester; January 1999.
2. ^ Jump up to:a b c d AAPG Datapages/Archives: "Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of the Type San
Francisquito Formation, Southern California"; Department of Earth Sciences, University of California,
Riverside; 1982.
3. ^ Various Contributors to the Paleobiology Database.  "Fossilworks: Gateway to the
Paleobiology Database". Archived from  the original on 31 July 2014. Retrieved  8 July  2014.

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Categories: 

 Geologic formations of California


 Cretaceous California
 Paleogene California
 Upper Cretaceous Series of North America
 Paleocene Series
 Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary
 Geology of Los Angeles County, California
 San Gabriel Mountains
 Sierra Pelona Ridge
 California geologic formation stubs
 Paleogene stubs
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