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Side Trips from Interstate 5: Sutter Buttes

Side Trips from Interstate 5: Sutter Buttes

The Sutter Buttes are an oak-studded island of extinct volcanoes in the Sacramento Valley bottomlands. Step off the freeway to see California's nearest thing to Shangri-La.

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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: The Moraga Formation

Geological Outings Around the Bay: The Moraga Formation

The Moraga Formation's distinctive set of volcanic rocks can be visited in many places in the East Bay hills. Let's have a look at five localities.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: The Cordelia and Green Valley Faults

Geological Outings Around the Bay: The Cordelia and Green Valley Faults

The Cordelia fault is about as user-friendly as a fault can be, and its appearance west of Fairfield is the best fault exposure in the Bay Area.

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Bay Area Volcanoes

Bay Area Volcanoes

Lava flows and ashfall beds are widespread in our rocks, marking the progress of an ancient volcanic center through the area. Indeed, volcanism helps you read this story.

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Geological Outings Around the Bay: Marin Headlands

Geological Outings Around the Bay: Marin Headlands

The Marin Headlands are a textbook location to see some classic rocks of the Franciscan Complex, rocks that literally shape San Francisco's worldview.

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