ophiolite, Tertiary sedimentary, misc metamorphic
Bill Dinklage, Santa Barbara City College
Description of Available Specimens
How many pieces are available: Small Group of SpecimensWe have easy access to wehrlite, harzburgite, gabbro, norite, gabbronorite, olivine gabbro, and clinopyroxenite from the Pt. Sal Ophiolite on Vandenberg Air Force base and can collect samples for anyone interested in March. Usually have some extras laying around if anyone needs any before then.
We also have easy access to the Miocene Monterey Formation and other Tertiary sedimentary rocks (fluvial Sespe Formation, including sandstone and conglomerate; Coldwater sandstone, Matilija sandstone)
Other misc metamorphic rocks, including a few sillimanite-biotite gneiss from the Mt. Abel Metamorphic Complex near Mt. Pinos, CA, and a few kyanite- and staurolite-bearing schists from Monarch Canyon, Death Valley region.