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Contractional deformation near Palmdale along the San Andreas fault zone, representing a complex hard-linked restraining stepover structure. Complexly folded and faulted rocks of the Anaverde Formation (lower to middle Pliocene) are unconformably overlain by Pleistocene sediments.

Fife, D. L. & Minch, J. A. 1982. In: Geology and mineral wealth of the California Traverse Ranges. South Coast Geological Society, 78-93.

http://strike-slip.geol.ucsb.edu/KESSEL/palmdaleroadcut.html

Contractional deformation near Palmdale along the San Andreas fault zone, representing a complex hard-linked restraining stepover structure. Complexly folded and faulted rocks of the Anaverde Formation (lower to middle Pliocene) are unconformably overlain by Pleistocene sediments.

Fife, D. L. & Minch, J. A. 1982. In: Geology and mineral wealth of the California Traverse Ranges. South Coast Geological Society, 78-93.

http://strike-slip.geol.ucsb.edu/KESSEL/palmdaleroadcut.html

Photograph: Haakon Fossen