This report deals with an area of approximately
twenty-six square miles, comprising parts of the Saugus,
Newhall, Sylmar and Humphries quadrangles mapped by the
United States Geological Survey. It is essentially
bounded by Bouquet, Placerita, Soledad, and Mint Canyons.
The aettlements ot Saugus-Pardee, Honby, Solamint,
St. Johns, and Forest Park are included within these
boundaries. [There was no "Canyon Country" in 1948 — Ed.]
The eastern part of the Ventura Basin has
aroused the interest of geologists, professionals and
amateurs alike, for almost one hundred years. Much of
this attention has stemmed from the discovery of small
deposits of gold, and the completion of a few producing
oil wells within the area. Of more academic interest
are some problems presented by the stratigraphy and
paleontology of the region. These questions have been
debated at length by Stirton, Maxson, Kew, Jahns, and
others. References to these discussions are provided in
3 color maps below are part of Dort's thesis paper.
Download pdf and original maps here
. Courtesy of Stan Walker. Online only.