U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 97-430

Preliminary Geologic Map of the Beverly Hills 7.5' Quadrangle, Southern California: A Digital Database

Compiled by R.F. Yerkes and S.E. Graham


1923-vintage photograph of the first
Mount Lee is a peak in the Santa Monica Mountains, now within Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. The famous Hollywood sign, built in 1923, is located on its southern slope of the peak. The peak is made up of Tertiary sedimentary rocks similar to those holding the East Beverly Hills Oil Field. The field was the last urban oil field drilled in the Los Angeles Basin and was discovered in 1966 by drilling from an urban drill site along Pico Blvd.

Files available for downloading:

ReadMe file bhills.txt as an unformatted documentation file describing content and formats of this publication (18 kb).

ReadMe file as a PostScript file (872 kb).

Geologic map database (spatial and attribute GIS) files:
Download all the geologic database layers and supporting materials in ARC/INFO 7.x ASCII EXPORT format, and all of the documentation files, packaged in a single UNIX tar file, compressed with gzip: - bhills.tar.gz that includes all the geologic map database layers listed in below (18.7 MB download, 82.7 MB uncompressed).

Download individual database layers in ARC/INFO 7.x ASCII EXPORT format, each layer compressed with gzip:

Geology - bh-geol.e00.gz Faults, contacts and geologic units (128 kb download, 488 kb uncompressed).

Structure - bh-strc.e00.gz Attitudes and fold axes (16 kb download, 76 kb uncompressed).

Wells and Fossil Localities - bh-pts.e00.gz Exploratory oil wells and fossil localities (4 kb download, 15 kb uncompressed).

Composite base map - bh-topo.e00.gz Composite quadrangle base map layer in vector format (18.1 MB download, 81.3 MB uncompressed).

For questions about the scientific content of this report, contact John Tinsley

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