U.S. Geological Survey Home AASG Logo USGS HOME CONTACT USGS SEARCH USGS
National Geologic Map Database

Geologic Unit: Santa Barbara

Usage:

Santa Barbara Formation (CA*)
Santa Barbara Member of Fernando Formation (CA)


Geologic age:

Pleistocene*
Pliocene*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Packard's Hill, Santa Barbara, CA (Grant, IV and Gale, 1931).
Santa Barbara "mesa" at Rincon Point near Santa Barbara-Ventura Co. line, south-central CA (Bailey, 1935).


AAPG geologic province:

Santa Maria basin*


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

"No current usage" (†) implies that a name has been abandoned or has fallen into disuse. Former usage and, if known, replacement name given in parentheses ( ).

Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).