Alan Chapman, Macalester College, firstname.lastname@example.org; Scott Johnston, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, email@example.com; John Singleton, Colorado State Univ., John.Singleton@colostate.edu; Owen Anfinson, Sonoma State Univ., firstname.lastname@example.org; Jeremy Hourigan, Univ. of California Santa Cruz, email@example.com.
Cosponsored by GSA Structural Geologic and Tectonics Division; GSA Geochronology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division.
Description: This three-day trip will showcase a Mesozoic arc-forearc-trench system exposed along the central California coast that has been dismembered by Late Cretaceous and Neogene tectonism. We will examine the Nacimiento Franciscan complex, forearc basin strata, the Salinian arc, underplated schists, and the Cretaceous–Neogene structures that separate these units.