• Geologic map and digital database of the Porcupine Wash 7.5 minute quadrangle, Riverside County, California

    Metadata Updated: March 22, 2021

    This data set maps and describes the geology of the Porcupine Wash 7.5 minute quadrangle, Riverside County, southern California. The quadrangle, situated in Joshua Tree National Park in the eastern Transverse Ranges physiographic and structural province, encompasses parts of the Hexie Mountains, Cottonwood Mountains, northern Eagle Mountains, and south flank of Pinto Basin. It is underlain by a basement terrane comprising Proterozoic metamorphic rocks, Mesozoic plutonic rocks, and Mesozoic and Mesozoic or Cenozoic hypabyssal dikes. The basement terrane is capped by a widespread Tertiary erosion surface preserved in remnants in the Eagle and Cottonwood Mountains and buried beneath Cenozoic deposits in Pinto Basin. Locally, Miocene basalt overlies the erosion surface. A sequence of at least three Quaternary pediments is planed into the north piedmont of the Eagle and Hexie Mountains, each in turn overlain by successively younger residual and alluvial deposits. The Tertiary erosion surface is deformed and broken by north-northwest-trending, high-angle, dip-slip faults and an east-west trending system of high-angle dip- and left-slip faults. East-west trending faults are younger than and perhaps in part coeval with faults of the northwest-trending set. The Porcupine Wash database was created using ARCVIEW and ARC/INFO, which are geographical information system (GIS) software products of Envronmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). The database consists of the following items: (1) a map coverage showing faults and geologic contacts and units, (2) a separate coverage showing dikes, (3) a coverage showing structural data, (4) a scanned topographic base at a scale of 1:24,000, and (5) attribute tables for geologic units (polygons and regions), contacts (arcs), and site-specific data (points). The database, accompanied by a pamphlet file and this metadata file, also includes the following graphic and text products: (1) A portable document file (.pdf) containing a navigable graphic of the geologic map on a 1:24,000 topographic base. The map is accompanied by a marginal explanation consisting of a Description of Map and Database Units (DMU), a Correlation of Map and Database Units (CMU), and a key to point-and line-symbols. (2) Separate .pdf files of the DMU and CMU, individually. (3) A PostScript graphic-file containing the geologic map on a 1:24,000 topographic base accompanied by the marginal explanation. (4) A pamphlet that describes the database and how to access it. Within the database, geologic contacts , faults, and dikes are represented as lines (arcs), geologic units as polygons and regions, and site-specific data as points. Polygon, arc, and point attribute tables (.pat, .aat, and .pat, respectively) uniquely identify each geologic datum and link it to other tables (.rel) that provide more detailed geologic information.

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    Metadata Date June 10, 2016
    Metadata Created Date March 22, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 22, 2021
    Reference Date(s) January 1, 2001 (publication)
    Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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    Non-navigable image of the geologic map, topographic base, Correlation of Map and Database Units, Description of Map and Database Units and key to point and line symbols. 64 kilobytes.

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    Resource Type Dataset
    Metadata Date June 10, 2016
    Metadata Created Date March 22, 2021
    Metadata Updated Date March 22, 2021
    Reference Date(s) January 1, 2001 (publication)
    Responsible Party U.S.Geological Survey, Western Region, Earth Surface Processes Team (Point of Contact)
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    Access Constraints Use Constraints: Spatial Resolution. Use of this digital geologic map should not violate the spatial resolution of the data. The Porcupine Wash geologic map and database was developed using digital orthophotograph quarter quadrangles (DOQQs) as a base. DOQQs have a pixel resolution of 1 m and are accurate to a scale of 1:12,000 (1 in = 1,000 ft). Any enlargement beyond 1:12,000 exceeds the spatial resolution of the geologic data and should not be used in lieu of a more detailed site-specific geologic evaluation. Similarly, the digital topographic base map is derived from the U.S. Geological Survey, 1:24,000-scale Porcupoine Wash 7.5 minute quadrangle (provisional edition, 1986); any enlargement beyond 1:24,000 exceeds the spatial resolution of the topographic data. Plotting or viewing of the data at scales larger than 1:12,000 on the DOQQ base, or larger than 1:24,000 on the topographic base, will not yield greater real detail, although it may reveal fine-scale irregularities below the intended resolution of the database. Where the geologic data is used in combination with the topographic data, the resolution of the combined output is limited by the lower resolution of the topographic data. Where this database is used in combination with other data of higher resolution, the resolution of the combined output will be limited by the lower resolution of these data. Content. This database, identified as "Geologic map and digital database of the Porcupine Wash 7.5 minute quadrangle, Riverside County, California" has been approved for release and publication by the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey. Although this database has been subjected to rigorous review and is substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, it is released on the condition that neither the USGS nor the United States Government may be held responsible for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use. This database is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards or with the North American Stratigraphic Code. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Faults. The Porcupine Wash database is sufficiently detailed to identify and characterize many actual and potential geologic hazards represented by faults, but it is not sufficiently detailed for site-specific determinations or evaluations of these features. Faults shown do not take the place of fault-rupture hazard zones designated by the California State Geologist (see, for example, Hart, 1988; Hart and Bryant, 1997). Hart, E. W., 1988, Fault-rupture zones in California; Alquist-Priolo Special Studies Zones Act of 1972 with index to special studies zones maps (revised, 1988): California Division of Mines and Geology Special Publication 42. Hart, E. W., and Bryant, W.A., 1997, Fault-rupture zones in California; Alquist-Priolo Special Studies Zones Act of 1972 with index to special studies zones maps (revised, 1997): California Division of Mines and Geology Special Publication 42., Access Constraints: None
    Bbox East Long -115.74990904
    Bbox North Lat 33.87499995
    Bbox South Lat 33.7499842
    Bbox West Long -115.87509096
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    Frequency Of Update asNeeded
    Graphic Preview Description Non-navigable image of the geologic map, topographic base, Correlation of Map and Database Units, Description of Map and Database Units and key to point and line symbols. 64 kilobytes.
    Graphic Preview File http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2001/0030/images/coverthb.jpg
    Graphic Preview Type JPG
    Licence The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) provides these geographic data "as is." The USGS makes no guarantee or warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. The USGS further makes no warranties, either expressed or implied as to any other matter whatsoever, including, without limitation, the condition of the product, or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these data have been processed successfully on computers at the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty. In no event shall the USGS have any liability whatsoever for payment of any consequential, incidental, indirect, special, or tort damages of any kind, including, but not limited to, any loss of profits arising out of use of or reliance on the geographic data or arising out of delivery, installation, operation, or support by USGS. This digital, geologic map database of the Porcupine Wash 7.5'quadrangle, and any derivative maps thereof, is not meant to be used or displayed at any map scale larger than 1:12,000 on the DOQQ base or 1:24,000 on the topograhic base.
    Metadata Language eng; USA
    Metadata Type geospatial
    Progress completed
    Spatial Data Service Type
    Spatial Reference System
    Spatial Harvester True
    Temporal Extent Begin 1973-01-01
    Temporal Extent End 2000-01-01

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