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Statewide Geological References
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Statewide Geological References

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B 205 Interpretation of the Gravity Map of California and Its Continental Margin, 1980, 52 p. (for map, see GDM 3)
CD 2000-06 Digital Database of Faults from the Fault Activity Map of California and Adjacent Areas. This CD contains the digital database of faults shown on the Fault Activity Map of California and Adjacent Areas by Charles W. Jennings (1994; DMG Geologic Data Map No. 6). The database consists of line vectors that are annotated with respect to age of movement and line type (solid, dashed, etc.) as shown on the original paper map. This CD is intended to be used in conjunction with Geologic Data Map No. 6 and Bulletin 201. The GIS data are in Arc/Info export (.e00) and MapInfo formats.
CD 2000-07 GIS Data for the Geologic Map of California. This CD contains a database of geologic units and faults digitized from the 1977 Geologic Map of California by Charles W. Jennings. Files are in both ArcInfo export files (.e00) and MapInfo format. The CD also contains Postscript and ArcInfo plot files, and an Adobe Acrobat image of the map and legend. A planimetric raster base image of the state in TIFF format is included.
GDM 2 Geologic Map of California, 2010, scale 1:750,000 (for explanatory text, see B 201).  Click here for an interactive map and to learn more.
GDM 3 Gravity Map of California and its Continental Margin, 1980, scale 1:750,000 (for explanatory text, see B 205)
GDM 6 Fault Activity Map of California and Adjacent Areas (with appendices), 2010, scale 1:750,000.  Click here for an interactive map and to learn more.
GDM 7 Isostatic Gravity Map of California and Offshore Southern California, 1991
MS 26 Offshore Surficial Geology of California, 1975, scale 1:500,000
SP 92 CALIFORNIA GEOLOGY Magazine Index 1948-1986, 1987
SP 101 Technical and Economic Feasibility of an Earthquake Warning System in California, 1989
SP 106 Contributions and Publications of the Applied Geophysics Project 1965-1989, 1990
SR 52 Index to Geologic Maps of California to December 31, 1956, 1958
SR 52A Index to Geologic Maps of California 1957-1960, 1962
SR 52B Index to Geologic Maps of California 1961-1964, 1968
SR 74 Index to Graduate Theses on California Geology to December 31, 1961, 1963
SR 90 The California Division of Mines and Geology Gravity Base Station Network, 1966
SR 102 Index to Geologic Maps of California 1965-1968, 1972
SR 130 Index to Geologic Maps of California, 1969-1975, 1977
SR 174 Index to Graduate Theses and Dissertations on California Geology—1990 through 1997, 1998
OFR 79-05 Maps Showing Locations of Gravity Stations Used in the Compilation of the Gravity Map of California and Its Continental Margin, 1979, scale 1:750,000

Statewide Geohazard and Environmental Geology References

SP 123 Rehabilitation of Disturbed Lands in California: A Manual for Decision Making. Special Publication 123 represents the compilation of information on vegetation, rehabilitation and restoration that has become available in the last 20 years. This manual focuses on moderately to severely disturbed lands, such as those commonly associated with mining. The information in this manual should also provide planners and practitioners of less disturbed areas with a guide for designing projects in a wide variety of other situations where rehabilitation is needed. Included 112 page appendix containing information on plant species commonly used in rehabilitation by geographic subregions. Free Download
B 198 Urban Geology Master Plan for California, 1973, 112 p.
CD 2000-06 Digital Database of Faults from the Fault Activity Map of California and Adjacent Areas—This CD contains the digital database of faults shown on the Fault Activity Map of California and Adjacent Areas by Charles W. Jennings (1994; GDM 6). The database consists of line vectors that are annotated with respect to age of movement and line type (solid, dashed, etc.) as shown on the original paper map. This CD is intended to be used in conjunction with GDM 6 and B 201. The GIS data are in Arc/Info export (.e00) and MapInfo formats.
GDM 6 Fault Activity Map of California and Adjacent Areas, 2010, scale 1:750,000.
MS 48 Seismic Shaking Hazard Maps of California, 1999
MS 49 Epicenters of and Areas Damaged by M>5 California Earthquakes, 1800-1999—This color map shows epicenter locations of 800 California earthquakes with Holocene and historic faults, plotted on a shaded relief base. An inset map depicts the number of times that damaging shaking has occurred in various parts of the state. A table lists the date and locations of M 5.5 and greater earthquakes. Released 12/14/2000.
MS 54 Simplified Fault Activity Map of California. To complement the fault activity map, Map Sheet 54 includes a listing of significant earthquakes and fault ruptures from 1812 to 1999, scale 1:2,500,000
OFR 
2000-19
A General Location Guide for Ultramafic Rocks in California—Areas More Likely to Contain Naturally Occuring Asbestos, 2000, 1 plate, scale 1:1,000,000. Free download
SP 42 Fault-Rupture Hazard Zones in California, Alquist-Priolo Earthquake Fault Zoning Act with Index to Earthquake Fault Zone Maps, 1999 Free download
SP 45 Meeting the Earthquake Challenge, The Final Report to the Legislature by the Joint Committee on Seismic Safety, 1974
SP 63 Status of Volcanic Prediction and Emergency Response Capabilities in Volcanic Hazard Zones of California, 1982
SP 98 Fluvial Geomorphology and River-Gravel Mining: A Guide for Planners, Case Studies included, 1990
SP 108 An Analysis of the Seismic Hazard Information Needs of the Insurance Industry, Local Government, and Property Owners in California, 1990
SP 117 Guidelines for Evaluating and Mitigating Seismic Hazards Free download
SP 121 Summary of Outreach Activities for California's Seismic Hazards Mapping Program, 1996-1998, 2000—From 1996 through 1998, the Department of Conservation's Division of Mines and Geology developed and released 40 maps that identify areas where liquefaction and landslide hazards probably are present. These state Seismic Hazard Zone Maps were distributed to affected cities and counties who must, in turn, require site-specific investigations prior to approving most types of development and issuing permits. This report describes, in considerable detail, the methods that DMG used to disseminate the maps and related information to more than 100 cities and four counties, and to the many consulting engineers, engineering geologists, and real estate professionals that by law will participate in implementing various provisions of California Seismic Hazards Mapping Act. Contents: Executive Summary, Historical Background, Seismic Hazards Mapping Act of 1990, Outreach Activities and Information Aids, In-Depth Survey of Four Local Agencies, Meetings With Local Governments and Lessons Learned, Conclusions and Recommendations, 5 appendices, and 1 plate.
SR 155 Stabilization of Landslides: Effects of Various Chemicals on the Laboratory Shear Strength of an Expansive Soil, 1984
SR 163 Surface and Groundwater Management in Surface Mined-Land Reclamation, 1989

OFR 96-08

Probabilistic Seismic Hazard Assessment For the State of California, 1996 (Also available from USGS as OFR 96-706)

OFR 95-09

Index to Geologic Reports For Development Sites Within Earthquake Zones in California, 1995, scale 1:100,000
OFR 90-09 Index to Fault Evaluation Reports Prepared 1976-1989 Under the Alquist-Priolo Special Studies Zones Act [California], 1990
OFR 89-05 Index To Geologic Reports for Development Sites Within Special Studies Zones in California, 1989
OFR 89-14 A Bibliography of Volcanic Tremors and Related Phenomena, 1989
OFR 89-26 Seismic System Design Concepts for a California Rapid Earthquake Assessment Program, 1989
OFR 84-26 Seismicity Near Aswan High Dam, Egypt, with Applications to Induced Seismicity in California, 1984
OFR 84-31 Index to Geologic Reports for Sites Within Special Studies Zones, California (Alquist-Priolo Fault-Rupture Hazard Study Zones), 1984
OFR 82-17 Areas Damaged By California Earthquakes, 1900-1949, 1982
OFR 81-11 Preparation of Isoseismal Maps and Summaries of Reported Effects for Pre-1900 California Earthquakes, 1981
OFR 78-06 Geologic Study of the Underground Siting of Nuclear Power Plants, California, 1978

Statewide Mineral Resource References

 

CD 2000-001 California Minerals and Mines, 2000
This searchable CD-ROM contains approximately 1000 scanned photographs of minerals and mines. Mineral text includes physical properties, classification, crystallography, mineral uses, etc. Mine images include both current and historical photographs.
CD 98-001 California Gold Mines—A Sesquicentennial Photograph Collection, 1998. This CD-ROM contains 300 black and white photographs depicting California gold mines, miners, techniques and equipment and featuring a historic gold mines map, glossary of mining terms and "slide show". Currently unavailable
 
B 198 Urban Geology Master Plan for California, 1973, 112 p.
MM 9 Map of California Historic Gold Mines. The California Gold Discovery to Statehood Sesquicentennial (1998-2000) Edition, 1998, scale 1:1,500,000
MS 52 Aggregate Sustainability in California. (Updated 2012)
Scale 1:1,100,000. Click here to download the Report and Map.
SP 34 Geology of Placer Deposits, 1970
SP 41 Basic Placer Mining, 1946
SP 49 California Jade, A Collection of of Reprints, 1976
SP 51 California Surface Mining and Reclamation Policies and Procedures, prepared by the California State Mining and Geology Board in cooperation with Office of Mine and Reclamation and Division of Mines and Geology.  Third revision, January 2000. Contents: Surface Mining and Reclamation Act and Related Codes, State Mining and Geology Board Regulations, State Mining and Geology Board Guidelines. 168 p.
SP 59 Proceedings of Mines Land Reclamation Workshop, June 11-12, 1980, 1982
SP 69 An Annotated Bibliography of Geothermal Information Published or Authored by Staff of the California Division of Mines and Geology, 1984
SP 70 Mineral Commodity Report - Potash, 1984
SP 71 Mineral Commodity Report - Titanium, 1984
SP 72 Mineral Commodity Report - Gypsum, 1984
SP 73 Mineral Commodity Report - Lime, 1984
SP 74 Mineral Commodity Report - Sulphur, 1984
SP 75 Mineral Commodity Report - Zeolites, 1984
SP 76 Mineral Commodity Report - Barite, 1985
SP 77 Mineral Commodity Report - Magnesium Compounds, 1985
SP 79 Mineral Commodity Report - Anhydrous Ammonia (Nitrogen), 1985
SP 80 Mineral Commodity Report - Calcium Chloride, 1985
SP 81 Mineral Commodity Report - Sodium Sulfate, 1985
SP 82 Mineral Commodity Report - Salt, 1985
SP 83 Mineral Commodity Report - Sodium Carbonate, 1985
SP 84 Mineral Commodity Report - Phosphate Rock, 1985
SP 85 Productive Second Uses of Mined Land Conference, September 18-21, 1984
SP 87 Placer Gold Recovery Methods, 1986 (available as PDF, 5.8 MB)
SP 89 Mineral Commodity Report - Silica, 1986
SP 90 Mineral Commodity Report - Talc and Related Minerals, 1986
SP 91 Mineral Commodity Report - Pumice and Pumicite, 1986
SP 94 Minerals for Industry, Northern California Volume II, Summary of Geological Survey of 1955-1961
SP 95 Minerals for Industry, Southern California Volume III, Summary of Geological Survey of 1955-1961
SP 98 Fluvial Geomorphology and River-Gravel Mining: A Guide for Planners, Case Studies included, 1990
SP 105 Industrial Minerals in California: Economic Importance, Present Availability, and Future Development, (reprinted from U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1958)
SP 107 Mineral Commodity Report: Bentonite and Fuller's Earth, 1990
SP 110 29th Forum on the Geology of Industrial Minerals: Proceedings, 1995, 355 p. This volume includes 28 papers plus poster abstracts and list of participants.
SP 111 Mineral Commodity Report: Diatomite, 1991
SR 100 Short Contributions to California Geology, 1969
SR 163 Surface and Groundwater Management in Surface Mined-Land Reclamation, 1989