Neary Ranch, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||36° 57' 51'' North , 122° 2' 2'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||36.96444,-122.03389|
|Köppen climate type:||Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate|
A clay occurrence located in the NW¼ sec. 24, T11S, R2W, MDM, 1.1 km (0.7 mile; 3,700 feet) SSW of Santa Cruz center on 40 level acres of marshland (Neary Lagoon), W of the Southern Pacific depot. MRDS database stated accuracy for this location is 500 meters.
Local rocks include Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits.
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0 - 0.0117 Ma
Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)
Description: Unconsolidated, plastic, silty clay and clay rich in organic material. Locally contain interbedded thin layers of silt and silty sand. Deposited in a variety of environments including estuaries, lagoons, marsh-filled sloughs, flood basins, and lakes. Thickness highly variable; may be as much as 90 ft thick underlying some sloughs
Reference: Brabb, E.E. (compiler), S. Graham, C. Wentworth, D. Knifong, R. Graymer and J. Blissenbach (digitizers). Geologic map of Santa Cruz County, CA: a digital database. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-489. 
|Holocene - Pliocene|
0 - 5.333 Ma
|Quaternary alluvium and marine deposits|
Age: Cenozoic (0 - 5.333 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Temescal Formation; Modesto Formation; Victor Formation; Alameda Formation; Aromas Red Sands; Bautista Beds; Brawley Formation; Borrego Formation; Burnt Canyon Breccia; Cabezon Fanglomerate; Campus Formation; Casitas Formation; Chemehuevi Formation; Corcoran Clay; Cushenbury Springs Formation; Dos Picachos Gravels; Dripping Springs Formation; Frazier Mountain Formation; Friant Formation; Harold Formation; Heights Fanglomerate; Hookton Formation (part); Huichica Formation; La Habra Formation; Manix Lake Beds; Mohawk Lake Beds; Montezuma Formation; Nadeau Gravel; Ocotillo Conglomerate; Orcutt Formation; Pacoima Formation; Pauba Formation; Peckham Formation; Pinto Formation; Resting Springs Formation; Riverbank Formation; Rohnerville Formation; San Dimas Formation; Shoemaker Gravel; Temecula Arkose; Battery Formation; Bay Point Formation; Colma Formation; Lindavista Formation; Lomita Marl; Merritt Sand; Millerton Formation; Palos Verdes Sand; San Pedro Formation; Sweitzer Formation; Timms Point Silt
Description: Alluvium, lake, playa, and terrace deposits; unconsolidated and semi-consolidated. Mostly nonmarine, but includes marine deposits near the coast.
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.