A Trip to Parkfield<br />Danny Silva<br />
Part I<br />Rock samples<br />
For my lab assignment I decided to go to Parkfield, California.  In the vicinity I was able to find all of my rock specime...
Sandstone<br />Sedimentary Rock<br />I found this while driving out of Parkfield on Turkey Flat road.<br />Sample 1<br />
Sample 2<br />Granite<br />Intrusive<br />Igneous<br />Felsic<br />Taking a side trip to the Parkfield cemetery where this...
Sample 3<br /><ul><li>Phyllite
Metomorphic</li></ul>This was a difficult rock to identify, the closest I could find was Phyllite, but according to my res...
Sample 4<br />Red MunsunganChert<br /><ul><li>Sedimentary</li></ul>First find on the way to Parkfield on the side of the r...
Pumice<br />Igneous<br />Found near the “Phyllite” sample.<br />Sample 5<br />
Part II<br />Geological Observations<br />
Fault Line<br />The San Andreas fault line also runs along a creek which is basically all you can see.<br />
Parkfield, “the earthquake capital of the world.”<br />
Here is the metal expansion joint they had to put in the bridge so it can give a little. You can see the metal added there...
Erosion<br />Where the creek crossed the road.<br />
Transitional Environment<br />
Marina Environment<br />
Continental<br />
Mr. Andy Snyder<br />He is a real Geologist. He was kind enough to talk to me about the San Andres Fault, the Parkfield Pr...
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  1. 1. A Trip to Parkfield<br />Danny Silva<br />
  2. 2. Part I<br />Rock samples<br />
  3. 3. For my lab assignment I decided to go to Parkfield, California. In the vicinity I was able to find all of my rock specimens.<br />
  4. 4. Sandstone<br />Sedimentary Rock<br />I found this while driving out of Parkfield on Turkey Flat road.<br />Sample 1<br />
  5. 5. Sample 2<br />Granite<br />Intrusive<br />Igneous<br />Felsic<br />Taking a side trip to the Parkfield cemetery where this stream cut through the road and I found this rock.<br />
  6. 6. Sample 3<br /><ul><li>Phyllite
  7. 7. Metomorphic</li></ul>This was a difficult rock to identify, the closest I could find was Phyllite, but according to my research it isn’t common in this area.<br />I saw this large rock on the side of the road near the main highway and stopped to break a piece off.<br />
  8. 8. Sample 4<br />Red MunsunganChert<br /><ul><li>Sedimentary</li></ul>First find on the way to Parkfield on the side of the road where I pulled over to look at a variety of rocks.<br />
  9. 9. Pumice<br />Igneous<br />Found near the “Phyllite” sample.<br />Sample 5<br />
  10. 10. Part II<br />Geological Observations<br />
  11. 11. Fault Line<br />The San Andreas fault line also runs along a creek which is basically all you can see.<br />
  12. 12. Parkfield, “the earthquake capital of the world.”<br />
  13. 13. Here is the metal expansion joint they had to put in the bridge so it can give a little. You can see the metal added there to fill up the spaces. <br />Here is the bridge that crosses over the San Andreas Fault. As you can see, the bridge isn’t exactly straight because of the Pacific plate pulling the west side of the bridge to the north. The bridge is in constant upkeep by the county officials, so it doesn’t look as bad as it can look.<br />
  14. 14. Erosion<br />Where the creek crossed the road.<br />
  15. 15. Transitional Environment<br />
  16. 16. Marina Environment<br />
  17. 17. Continental<br />
  18. 18. Mr. Andy Snyder<br />He is a real Geologist. He was kind enough to talk to me about the San Andres Fault, the Parkfield Project, earthquakes in general and anything else I wanted to talk about. <br />
  19. 19. End<br />
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