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Open-File Report 01-077

Clay Mineral Content of Continental Shelf and River Sediments, Southern California

By ames R. Hein and Jennifer S. Dowling

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This report contains data on the clay mineral content of 250 shelf surface-sediment samples from the California Continental Borderland (Tables 1, 2; Figures 1-7), 79 samples with depth in cores from Santa Monica Bay (Table 3; see Table 1 for surface sediment data for those same cores and for core locations), 24 suspended and 13 bottom sediment samples from rivers draining Southern California (Table 4), and six rock samples or composite rock samples from the Palos Verdes Headland (Table 4). This report is designed as the data repository and these data are discussed in a paper by Hein et al. (2001).

First posted March 14, 2001

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Contact Information, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Pacific Science Center
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Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Suggested citation:

Hein, James R., Dowling, Jennifer S., 2001, Clay Mineral Content of Continental Shelf and River Sediments, Southern California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-077, 26 pp.,

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