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Golden Trout Creek Volcanic Field, California
Golden Trout Creek Volcanic Field
From: Smithsonian Institution's Global Volcanism Program's Website, October 2000
Golden Trout Creek
Latitude: 36.358 N
Longitude: 118.32 W
Elevation: 2,886 meters
Potential Hazards from Future Volcanic Eruptions in California:
U.S.Geological Survey Bulletin 1847, p.6.
Golden Trout Creek Volcanic Field:
cinder cone and
lava flow around 10,000 to 5,000 years ago.
U. S. Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5), Website, October 2000
This subsection is a high plateau west of the main crest of the Sierra Nevada.
It is between the Kern Canyon Fault and the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada
from near Golden Trout Creek south to South Fork Valley.
The higher part of the Scodie Mountains is included in this subsection.
It has a temperate to cold and semi-arid to subhumid climate.
Mesozoic granitic rocks predominate in this subsection.
Also, pre-batholith metamorphic rocks are moderately extensive.
Monache and Templeton Mountains are small Tertiary andesitic cones.
There are small Pleistocene basalt flows along Golden Trout Creek and
the South Fork of the Kern River and two cinder cones associated with them.
Quaternary alluvium is common in small areas along streams, but Pleistocene
glacial till is sparse.
This subsection is characterized by gentle to moderately steep slopes on a
rolling plateau and steep
to very steep slopes in the canyon of the Kern River and on edges of the plateau.
The Kern River runs from north to
south in nearly a straight line along the Kern Canyon Fault.
The plateau is not deeply incised, except near the edge of it
and along the Kern River. The subsection elevation ranges from about
3,000 or 4,000 feet up to 11,371 feet. Fluvial
erosion and deposition are the main geomorphic processes.
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