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  Link   About the Southern Sierra & the ‘Mantle Drip’ theory
“Active foundering of a continental arc root beneath the southern Sierra Nevada in California” a article about the new theory of how the Southern Sierra’s geology works. Published Sept 2, 2004 in NATURE (Volume 431).
  Link   Aeromagnetic Map of the Indian Wells Valley & Surrounding Area
In November 1994, an aeromagnetic survey was flown over the Indian Wells Valley & surrounding area in East-central California. A joint effort between the Geothermal Program Office, China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station & the U.S. Geological Survey.
  Link   American Geological Institute
A nonprofit federation of 44 geoscientific & professional associations that represents 100,000+ geologists, geophysicists & other earth scientists.
  Link   California Geographical Society
Oldest statewide organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding of geography as well as promoting interaction amongst academic & applied geographers, as well as members of the general public who share an interest in geography.
  Link   California Geological Survey Web site
Information on the geology, natural resources & geologic hazards of California.
  Link   Commission for the Geological Map of the World
Aims are to promote, coordinate & publish synthetic Earth sciences maps, at small scale, of continental and/or oceanic areas of the World. It is a non-profit making scientific & educational body governed by French law.
  Link   DesertUSA
The Guide to the American Southwest & Desert Regions
  Link   East Sierran Thrust System Geologic Map
2003. Scale: 1:125,000.
  Link   Generalized Geologic Map of California (big PDF file)
  Link   Generalized Geologic Map of California (small PDF file)
  Link   Generalized Geologic Map of the United States, Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands
  Link   Geologic Map of the United States Key
The key for the following map.
  Link   Geologic Map of the United States
  Link   Geological Society of America
Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise & from all sectors: academic, government, business & industry.
  Link   Geology & Mining History Field Trips
BLM & Buena Vista Museum of Natural History earth science field trips to points of mineralogic, geologic, paleontologic & historic interest throughout central California designed for persons of high school age & older without a technical background.
  Link   Geology Resources - California
  Link   Index to Geologic Maps of California
The California Geological Survey archives & prepares an index to geologic maps of California. This index contains lists of selected geologic mapping in California prepared by the Regional Geologic Mapping Project.
  Link   Kern County Mineral Society
A non-profit organization, founded in 1935, dedicated to the preservation & exhibition of gems, minerals & fossils. Emphasis is placed on the sharing of knowledge & experience.
  Link   Keyesville Recreational Mining Area
  Link   Mineral Information Institute (MII)
Nonprofit organization dedicated to educating youth about the science of minerals & other natural resources. MII works with to help classroom teachers develop materials that are directly usable by teachers at many grade levels.
  Link   Mineral Resource Potential Map of the South Sierra Wilderness
Mineral Resource Potential Map of the South Sierra Wilderness the South Sierra Roadless Area, Inyo & Tulare Counties, California. 1987 1:48,000 scale by Michael F. Diggles.
  Link   MS Book & Mineral Company
Recent, rare & out-of-print books & publications concerning Geology, Mining History, Ore Deposits, Paleontology, Western Americana, publications of USGS & the United States Bureau of Mines, the United States Atomic Energy Commission & more.
  Link   NASA Earth Sciences Portal
  Link   NASA’s Earth Observatory
New satellite imagery & scientific information about our home planet. The focus is on Earth’s climate & environmental change.
  Link   National Speleological Society
With over 12,000 members, NSS studies, explore & conserves cave & karst resources; protects access to caves; encourages responsible management of caves & their unique environments as well as to promote responsible caving.
  Link   RED ROCK CANYON: Geologic Overview
One of the virtual Geologic Tours of Southern California put up by Cal State Long Beach.
  Link   Sierra Nevada Batholith Map Mosaic Project
An effort to catalog & compile various USGS maps from the Sierra Nevada region & surrounding areas into one easily accessible location. This project by Nolan Caudill @ Univ. of N Carolina at Chapel Hill, supported by Nat’l. Science Foundation grants.
  Link   Sierra Nevada Region Quadrangle Geologic Maps
Full list of California’s Sierra Nevada region 1:62,500 scale quad maps.
  Link   Sierra Nevada Region Quadrangle Map Olancha
1:62,500 scale.
  Link   Sierra Nevada Region Quadrangle Map Olancha, cropped
1:62,500 scale, cropped.
  Link   Sierra Nevada Region Quadrangle Map Kern Peak
1:62,500 scale.
  Link   Sierra Nevada Region Quadrangle Map Kern Peak, cropped
1:62,500 scale, cropped.
  Link   Sierra Nevada Region Quadrangle Map Mt. Whitney
1:62,500 scale.
  Link   Sierra Nevada Region Quadrangle Map Mt. Whitney, cropped
1:62,500 scale, cropped.
  Link   Sierra Nevada Region Quadrangle Map Lone Pine
1:62,500 scale.
  Link   Sierra Nevada Region Quadrangle Map Lone Pine, cropped
1:62,500 scale, cropped.
  Link   U.S. Geological Survey
A multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, & water. USGS is dedicated to the timely, relevant, & impartial study of the landscape, natural resources & natural hazards.
  Link   U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Maps Information
  Link   USGS advice on Collecting Rocks
One of a series of general interest publications prepared by the U.S. Geological Survey to provide information about the earth sciences, natural resources & the environment.
  Link   USGS Astrogeology Research Program
80+ scientists, cartographers & volunteers working to support the efforts to explore, map & understand our solar system. Fields of interest: mapping, planetary geologic processes, remote sensing & monitoring & scientific analysis.
  Link   USGS California Minerals Information
  Link   USGS Earthquake Hazards Program
Portal for the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquake Hazards Program.
  Link   USGS Earthquake Notification Service
In addition to web-based maps & links, USGS provides several alternative ways to obtain real-time, worldwide earthquake lists. Earthquake information is broadcast within a few minutes for California events & within 30-minutes for world-wide events.
  Link   USGS Geologic Information about California
Resources to help you to explore geology studies that are underway in California & how they contribute to diverse problems such as understanding earthquake shaking, finding minerals & evaluating volcanic hazards.
  Link   USGS Geology portal
The US Geological Survey's portal to information on Geology.
  Link   USGS Seismic Hazard Maps for California & Nevada
This page contains probabilistic seismic hazard maps for the California/Nevada.
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