Pinnacles National Park

Selected References

California Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mines, 1959, Geologic Map of California, Santa Cruz Sheet, 1:250,000.

Gribi, E. A., Jr., and Matthews, V., III, 1978, Correlation of Pinnacles and Neenach volcanic formations and their bearing on San Andreas Fault problem: AAPG Bulletin, v. 62, no. 5, p. 867-869.

Johnson, E. R. and Cordone, R. P., 1994, Pinnacles Guide, Pinnacles National Park, San Benito County, California, Second Edition: Tillicum Press, 64 p.

Matthews, V. and Webb, R.C., 1982, Pinnacles Geological Trail Guide: Tucson, Arizona: Southwest Parks and Monuments Association.

Matthews, V., III, 1973, Pinnacles-Neenach correlation; a restriction for models of the origin of the Transverse Ranges and the Big Bend in the San Andreas Fault: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 84, no. 2, p. 683-688.

Matthews, V., III, 1973b, Geology of the Pinnacles Volcanic Formation and the Neenach Volcanic Formation and their bearing on the San Andreas Fault problem: University of California at Santa Cruz, Doctoral disseration, 214 p.

Meyer, R. W., 1995, Potential hazards from flood in part of the Chalone Creek and Bear Valley drainage basins, Pinnacles National Park, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report OF 95-0426, 23 p.

National Park Service, [2010], Geologic Formations: Pinnacles National Park website. Available on-line at:

Rhymer, M. J., Hickman, S. H., and Stoffer, P. W., 2006, A field guide to the central, creeping section of the San Andreas Faunt and the San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth: in 1906San Francisco Earthquake Centennial Field Guides: Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America Field Guide 7, p. 237-272.

Rogers, B. W., Despain, J., Frantz, W., and Portillo, J., 2003, Caving on the San Andreas Fault: Talus caves in Pinnacles National Park, California: Journal of Cave and Karst Studiens, v. 65, no. 3, p. 187-188.

Scarciglia, F., La Pera, E., and Critelli, S., 2007,The onset of the sedimentary cycle in a mid-latitude upland environment; weathering, pedogenesis, and geomorphic processes on plutonic rocks (Sila Massif, Calabria): Geological Society of America Special Paper v. 420, p.149-166.

Stoffer, P., 2002, Rocks and Geology of the San Francisco Bay Region: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2195, 64 p. Available on-line at:

Wagner, D. L.,Greene, H. G.,Saucedo, G. J., and Pridmore, C. L., 2002, Geologic map of the Monterey 30' x 60' quadrangle and adjacent areas, California: California Geological Survey, Regional Geologic Map No. 1, scale 1:100000. Available for viewing on-line at:

Weigand, P. W., Matthews, V., III, Cornelius, S., and Talbot, J., 2003, Origin of green color in lapilli tuf from the Pinnacles Volcanic Formation, California: Geological Society of America Abstract with Programs, v. 35, no. 6, p. 579.
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