The Tectonic Development of Southern California
from the Beaches of San Diego to the San Andreas Fault
11-16 March 2006 (5 days, 6 nights)
Best Western Seven Seas
San Diego, California
Best Western Date Tree Hotel
Monte Marshall, San Diego State University, Emeritus. Marshall received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1971. He was a research geophysicist with the U.S. Geological Survey from 1971 to 1974 and a professor of geology and geophysics at San Diego State University from 1975-2001. Marshall's research specialties include paleomagnetism and plate tectonics; application of geophysical techniques to structural problems, especially the location; and definition of active faults in southern California.
Mario V. Caputo, Mt. San Antonio College, Walnut, California. A member of GSA for 30 years, Caputo teaches geoscience at Mt. San Antonio College, where he has been four-time recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award. His published studies include petrology, paleogeography, and architecture of Middle Jurassic strata of southern Utah, coastal geomorphology of California and Gulf of Mexico, and eolian limestones of the Bahamas. Over the years, he has led a host of student field trips along coastal San Diego County.
Michael J. Walawender, San Diego State University, Emeritus. Former head of the geological sciences department at San Diego State University (SDSU), Mike has published numerous articles on the Peninsular Ranges batholith and has led a variety of field trips for both students and professional geologists. Nearly 100 senior and Master's theses were completed at SDSU under his direction. He is also the author of a popular book on the geology of the San Diego area.
Beginning and ending in San Diego, with three days near the Salton Sea, this GeoHostel will focus on the "big picture" of southern California geologic history over the past two billion years. We will begin with the sedimentary rocks along the coast and look at what surface faulting and gravity surveys tell us about the formation of the San Diego harbor and coastline. We will then traverse the Peninsular Ranges and look for evidence of magmatic arc accretion, pluton formation, and the nature of the intruded crust. Finally, we will examine the faults that initiated the Salton Trough and are currently uplifting, folding, and segmenting parts of the desert floor. We will end by hiking along a world-class exposure of the current main strand of the San Andreas fault and see how the shear has folded the sedimentary rocks and brecciated the Cretaceous to 2 Ga basement.
GSA is committed to making its activities accessible to all people interested in attending. Please notify Wesley Hill,
, +1-303-357-1005, if you have any special requirements (wheelchair accessibility, etc.). The Best Western Seven Seas and Best Western Date Tree Hotel are ADA compliant.
Fees and Payment
GSA Members: US$1495; US$1545 for spouses; US$1595 for nonmembers.
A US$200 deposit is due with your reservation and is refundable through 1 February, less a US$20 processing fee. The balance is due 1 Feb. 2006. Min.: 25; max.: 36.
Included: Classroom programs and materials, field trip transportation, lodging for six nights (single occupancy or double for couples), breakfast and lunch daily, and welcoming and farewell events.
Not included: Transportation to and from San Diego, California, transportation during hours outside field trips, alcoholic beverages, and other expenses not specifically included.
To register for this GeoHostel, please fill out and return the GeoVentures Registration Form.
Form is PDF format and requires Acrobat Reader.
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