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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)


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


 1Geology

o 1.1Fossil content

 2See also

 3References
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

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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 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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