Reef Point, Newport Beach, Orange Co., California, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||33° 34' 7'' North , 117° 49' 43'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||33.56880,-117.82870|
|Köppen climate type:||Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate|
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2 valid minerals.
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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0 - 2.588 Ma
|Old paralic deposits, Unit 2|
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Description: Paralic deposits consisting of poorly sorted, moderately permeable, reddish-brown, interfingered strandline, beach, estuarine and colluvial deposits composed of silt, sand and cobbles. These deposits rest on the 55m Parry Grove terrace. Age about 413,000 years
Reference: Morton, D.M., F.K. Miller . Geologic Map of the San Bernardino and Santa Ana 30' x 60' quadrangles, California. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1217. 
|Pliocene - Oligocene|
2.588 - 33.9 Ma
|Miocene marine rocks|
Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 33.9 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Agua Sandstone Member; Alferitz Formation; Altamira Shale Member; Antelope Shale Member; Big Blue Serpentinous Member; Branch Canyon Formation; Briones Formation; Button Bed Sandstone Member; Capistrano Formation; Carneros Sandstone Member; Castaic Formation; Cierbo Sandstone; Claremont Shale; Devilwater Silt-Gould Shale Member; Escudo Sandstone; Fish Creek Gypsum Member; Freeman Silt; Gallaway Beds; Hambre Sandstone; Hannah Formation; Hercules Shale Member; Jewett Sand; La Vida Member; Malaga Mudstone Member; McDonald Shale; McLure Shale Member; Media Shale Member; Modelo Formation; Monterey Formation; Neroly Formation; Olcese Sand; Oso Member; Oursan Sandstone; Painted Rock Sandstone Member; Pismo Formation; Pleito Formation; Point Arena Beds; Point Sal Formation; Puente Formation; Pullen Formation; Quail Lake Formation; Reef Ridge Shale; Rincon Shale; Rodeo Shale; Round Mountain Silt; Salinas Shale; Salt Creek Shale Member; Saltos Shale Member; Sandholdt Shale; San Onofre Breccia; San Pablo Group; Santa Margarita Formation; Santos Shale Member; Sisquoc Formation; Sobrante Sandstone; Soda Lake Sandstone Member; Soda Lake Shale Member; Soquel Member Split Mountain Formation; Sycamore Canyon Member; Temblor Formation; Tequepis Sandstone; Tice Shale; Topanga Formation; Twisselman Sandstone Member; Valmonte Diatomite Member; Vaqueros Formation; Vedder Sand; Whiterock Bluff Shale Member; Wimer Formation; Yorba Member
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. 
Anderson, J. E. (2003), Melanophlogite and its Chalcedony Pseudomorphs: A New California Location and its Unique Formational Occurrence, Mineral News 19: 1-9.