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  • Usage in publication:
    • Paularino member*
  • Modifications:
    • Named
    • Biostratigraphic dating
  • Dominant lithology:
    • Sandstone
    • Siltstone
    • Breccia
  • AAPG geologic province:
    • Transverse Ranges province
Publication:

Vedder, J.G., Yerkes, R.F., and Schoellhamer, J.E., 1957, Geologic map of the San Joaquin Hills-San Juan Capistrano area, Orange County, California: U.S. Geological Survey Oil and Gas Investigations Map, OM-193, scale 1:24,000


Summary:

Named as youngest member (of 3) of Topanga formation from Paularino Ave. near northwest margin of map of San Joaquin Hills. Type area designated north of Bonita Reservoir on Bonita Creek at northwest edge of San Joaquin Hills [Tustin 7.5' quad] Orange Co, CA. Consists primarily of poorly exposed sequence of interbedded sandstone, siltstone, and breccia. Is about 1275 ft thick. Apparently disconformably overlies Los Trancos member (new) of Topanga formation. Unconformably underlies Capistrano formation and unnamed sandstone. Foraminifers from fossil locality in Bonita Creek suggest lower part of Luisian or the Relizian Stages of Kleinpell (1938). Age is middle Miocene.

Source: GNU records (USGS DDS-6; Menlo GNULEX).


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