Scenic USA - California
Scenic USA offers a collection of select photographs from a wide variety of attractions, points of interest, historic sites, state and
national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
For further detailed information, links to other related sites are provided.
|Photo by Alastair Allan
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It will come as no surprise that Point Lobos State Preserve, parked along California's coast near Carmel, was greatly affected by the area's fault line. The reserve's geology dates back 100 million years and is dominated by Santa Lucia Granidiorite. This once molten mass was located near the tip of Baja. Tectonic forces tore away the huge block, and riding on the Earth's plate as a conveyor belt, the mass of granidiorite was transported over 1,200 miles up the coast.
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