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Southern California Areal Mapping Project


Geologic Framework of the Palmdale-Lancaster Region

SCAMP's objective in the Lancaster-Palmdale region of the High Desert is to produce a detailed digital geologic map of the Lancaster 30' x 60' quadrangle. Research emphasis is on neotectonics and the distribution and properties of extensive Quaternary alluvial deposits. The Lancaster quad is the site of rapid suburban growth because development has rapidly extended north from the Los Angeles Basin, through the Transverse Ranges and onto the High Desert in the greater Palmdale-Lancaster area. The southern part of the quadrangle includes the San Andreas fault zone, and several important and generally unrecognized active faults occur within the quad.

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