Geology of the Santa Clarita Valley – Valencia

Geology of Valencia General Facts Valencia rests on many hundreds of feet of alluvium. The hills in the area of Interstate 5 are about 1.5 million years old and are composed of the 1.8 million year old Plio-Pliestocene Saugus Formation. Most of the uplift in these same hills occurred about 1 million years ago during … Continue reading Geology of the Santa Clarita Valley – Valencia

Brief Explanation of the Geology of the Santa Clarita Valley

The Santa Clarita Valley has a very diverse geologic history and makeup. Fossils abound here, as well as gold, howlite, and oil. During the mid to late 1800’s, there was gold fever here. Acton, Soledad City (later Ravenna), and Placerita Canyon were the hubs of the mining activities. Only Acton remains as a gold producing … Continue reading Brief Explanation of the Geology of the Santa Clarita Valley

Geology of the Santa Clarita Valley – Earthquakes

There have been many earthquakes in recent history that have affected the Santa Clarita Valley. This timeline make it easier to see when and where they happened and how they affected this valley. Mx.x means Magnitude x.x. Numbers in parenthesis refer to footnotes at end of timeline. January 9, 1857 – Parkfield/Fort Tejon/Wrightwood M8.2 (1) … Continue reading Geology of the Santa Clarita Valley – Earthquakes

In The News

This site, as well as the author, have been featured on television and in newspapers. Each appearance does represent a different time for me, as such, some of those opinions have indeed changed. One, from 1993, documents one of my earliest attempts at “advocacy”, where I asked for a bus stop to be placed. That … Continue reading In The News