Geologic map and digital database of the Bachelor Mountain 7.5' quadrangle, Riverside County, California

Open-File Report 2003-103

Prepared in cooperation with the California Geological Survey
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Open-File Report 03-102 contains a digital geologic map database of the Bachelor Mountain 7.5’ quadrangle, Riverside County, California that includes:

ARC/INFO (Environmental Systems Research Institute, version 7.2.1 coverages of the various elements of the geologic map. A Postscript file to plot the geologic map on a topographic base, and containing a Correlation of Map Units diagram (CMU), a Description of Map Units (DMU), and an index map. Portable Document Format (.pdf) files of:

This Readme; includes in Appendix I, data contained in bch_met.txt

The same graphic as plotted in 2 above. Test plots have not produced precise 1:24,000- scale map sheets. Adobe Acrobat page size setting influences map scale.

The Correlation of Map Units and Description of Map Units is in the editorial format of USGS Geologic Investigations Series (I-series) maps but has not been edited to comply with I-map standards. Within the geologic map data package, map units are identified by standard geologic map criteria such as formationname, age, and lithology. Where known, grain size is indicated on the map by a subscripted letter or letters following the unit symbols as follows: lg, large boulders; b, boulder; g, gravel; a, arenaceous; s, silt; c, clay; e.g. Qyfa is a predominantly young alluvial fan deposit that is arenaceous. Multiple letters are used for more specific identification or for mixed units, e.g., Qfysa is a silty sand. In some cases, mixed units are indicated by a compound symbol; e.g., Qyf2sc.

Even though this is an Open-File Report and includes the standard USGS Open-File disclaimer, the report closely adheres to the stratigraphic nomenclature of the U.S. Geological Survey. Descriptions of units can be obtained by viewing or plotting the .pdf file (3b above) or plotting the postscript file (2 above). This Readme file describes the digital data, such as types and general contents of files making up the database, and includes information on how to extract and plot the map and accompanying graphic file. Metadata information can be accessed at and is included in Appendix I of this Readme.

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Additional publication details

Publication type:
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Geologic map and digital database of the Bachelor Mountain 7.5' quadrangle, Riverside County, California
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
Online version 1.0.
Year Published:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Geology, Minerals, Energy and Geophysics Science Center
Readme: PDF, 17 p.; Readme: TXT; Metadata; Database; 1 Plate: 36.00 x 50.00 inches; Map; Symbols
United States
Riverside County
Other Geospatial:
Bachelor Mountain
Polyconic projection