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Livingston Quarry (Livingston Rock and Gravel Co. Quarry), Portuguese Bend area, Palos Verdes Hills (Palos Verdes Cliffs), Palos Verdes peninsula, Los Angeles Co., California, USA

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 33° 44' 31'' North , 118° 21' 5'' West
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 33.74194,-118.35139
Köppen climate type:BSk : Cold semi-arid (steppe) climate

A crushed stone (sand & gravel per MRDS [?]) quarry located in secs. 9 & 16, T5S, R14W, SBM, N of and overlooking Portuguese Bend. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 1,000 meters.

Local rocks include Miocene marine rocks.

Much of the quarry floor is part of a park.

Mineral List

9 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Tortonian - Chattian
7.246 - 28.1 Ma

ID: 2723935
Tertiary intrusive rocks (hypabyssal), unit 5 (Southern California Basin)

Age: Cenozoic (7.246 - 28.1 Ma)

Description: Tertiary intrusive rocks; mostly shallow (hypabyssal) plugs and dikes. Includes some Mesozoic rocks.

Lithology: Major:{hypabyssal basalt}, Minor:{hypabyssal dacite,hypabyssal andesite,hypabyssal basaltic andesite}

Reference: Horton, J.D., C.A. San Juan, and D.B. Stoeser. The State Geologic Map Compilation (SGMC) geodatabase of the conterminous United States. doi: 10.3133/ds1052. U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1052. [133]

Middle Miocene
11.62 - 15.97 Ma

ID: 2679908
Volcanic rocks within the Monterey Formation

Age: Miocene (11.62 - 15.97 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Monterey Formation

Description: Consists of basalt, andesite, volcanic breccia, and tuff breccia; mainly or completely intrusive.

Reference: Saucedo, G.J., H.G. Greene, M.P. Kennedy, S.P. Bezore. Geologic Map of the Long Beach 30’ x 60’ Quadrangle, California. Department of Conservation, California Geological Survey. [116]

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Gay, Thomas E. Jr. and Samuel R. Hoffman (1954) Mines and Mineral Deposits of Los Angeles County, California, California Journal of Mines and Geology (Report 50): 50(3-4): 679.
Sharp, W.E. (1959) Minerals from Los Angeles County, California. Printed privately, Los Angeles, California: 3-4.
Carnahan, V. (1967), Minerals of Los Angeles County, part 1, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes and Soledad Basin: Los Angeles County Natural History Museum Alliance Quarterly: 6(2): 28-29.
Pemberton, H. Earl (1983), Minerals of California; Van Nostrand Reinholt Press: 215, 219, 277, 292, 346, 371.
USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10163506.
U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0060370293.

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