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Geologic field-trip guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park and vicinity, California

Scientific Investigations Report 2015-5067

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https://doi.org/10.3133/sir20155067

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Abstract

This geologic field-trip guide provides an overview of Quaternary volcanism in and around Lassen Volcanic National Park in northern California. The guide begins with a comprehensive overview of the geologic framework and the stratigraphic terminology of the Lassen region, based primarily on the “Geologic map of Lassen Volcanic National Park and vicinity” (Clynne and Muffler, 2010). The geologic overview is then followed by detailed road logs describing the volcanic features that can readily be seen in the park and its periphery. Twenty-one designated stops provide detailed explanations of important volcanic features. The guide also includes mileage logs along the highways leading into the park from the major nearby communities. The field-trip guide is intended to be a flexible document that can be adapted to the needs of a visitor approaching the park from any direction.

Suggested Citation

Muffler, L.J.P., and Clynne, M.A., 2015, Geologic field-trip guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park and vicinity, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2015–5067, 67 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/sir20155067.

ISSN: 2328-0328 (online)

ISSN: 2328-031X (print)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Geological Overview
  • Road Log
  • References
  • Figures (45)

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geologic field-trip guide to Lassen Volcanic National Park and vicinity, California
Series title:
Scientific Investigations Report
Series number:
2015-5067
DOI:
10.3133/sir20155067
Year Published:
2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Volcano Science Center
Description:
vi, 67 p.
Country:
United States
State:
California
Other Geospatial:
Lassen Volcanic National Park
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N