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Side Trips from Interstate 5: The Eastern Klamaths

Side Trips from Interstate 5: The Eastern Klamaths

See America's largest area of rock from the Earth's mantle, west of Mount Shasta.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Sunol Regional Wilderness

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Sunol Regional Wilderness

The Franciscan rocks of Sunol Regional Wilderness are star players at the frontier of plate tectonics.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: New Almaden

Geological Outings Around the Bay: New Almaden

The New Almaden area looms large in Gold Rush history. Today it's an open-air museum of California mining practices and quicksilver geology.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Ring Mountain

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Ring Mountain

The body of rock underlying the central Tiburon Peninsula is the rarest and most scientifically precious part of the Franciscan Complex, an assemblage of materials that was once involved in subduction.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Shell Beach

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Shell Beach

One of California's most distinctive and mysterious bodies of rock is well displayed at Shell Beach, north of Bodega Bay in Sonoma County.

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Home Sweet Serpentine

Home Sweet Serpentine

Serpentine soil is a tough environment, but some unique plants and animals call it home.

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Learn the Facts About Serpentinite Before It's Removed as California's State Rock

Learn the Facts About Serpentinite Before It's Removed as California's State Rock

Why introduce a bill to the state assembly devoted to removing the state rock?

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