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Geological Wonders of California

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Running head : GEOLOGICAL WONDERS OF CALIFORNIA

Geological Wonders of California

MaryAnn S Garbers

Place

October 5 , 2006

Abstract

The article starts with a brief meaning and origin of the name California and progresses gradually to a few geological wonders starting with tour of Mammoth Mountain followed by following further destinations such as Long Valley Caldera , Mount Shasta , and wonderful caves such as California Caverns , Moaning Caverns and Half Moon Bay . Lastly a brief discussion of ground water and its occurrence in the Himalayas and the Andes is also [banner_entry_middle]

discussed . Geological Wonders of California

According to Wikipedia the free encyclopedia , State of California spans the southern half of the west coast of United States covering an area of 158 ,402 square miles (410 ,000 km ) being the third largest area wise and ranking first population wise . The Spanish explorers entered from the southern regions and referred the place as California , meaning hot as an oven ‘ Thus California is interpreted as follows : cali means hot fornus – forno means oven and `ia ‘ for a place or with cal – lime (2006

Geological tours can be conducted in California starting from Mammoth Mountain Lakes which lies in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California geomorphic provinces

The official site of Mammoth Mountain states that Mammoth Mountains were formed due to a series of volcanic eruptions about 200 ,000 years before with the recent volcanic eruption being 50 ,000 years ago . There existed Mono Lake Paiute in the Mammoth area for about 1 ,000 to 1 ,500 years ago prior to the movement of mining pioneers in search of new minerals in the area . In the year 1857 German miners who lost their way in the mountains (named as Lost Cement Mine ) found a ledge of gold at the headwaters of the Owens Valley River attracted thousands of people following rumors

Mammoth Lakes City Concierge stated in 1877 four prospectors organized the Lakes Mining District on Mineral Hill near Lake Mary , later in 1878 General George Dodge of San Francisco bought and owned largest of the corporations named as Mammoth Mining Company

The official site of Mammoth Mountain stated in 1879 Mammoth witnessed population and economic boom with the town having hotels , saloons and two newss . But by 1888 everything was lost due to poor yields embezzlements , fires and severe winters leaving just a few business establishments

Further , Mammoth Lakes City Concierge stated that the Mammoth Company shut down in early 1889 and all its properties were sold at a sheriff ‘s sale . In 1900 ‘s the old Mammoth was born and different breed of pioneers descended . The large meadow area bing Mammoth Creek is known as Old Mammoth even to this day , through the small village that was there disappeared long ago (2002

According to the official site of Mammoth Mountain , the place experienced a dramatic changes in early twentieth century with fishing camping , hiking , mountaineering and horseback riding , but the determined hard skiers with portable rope tows made significant contributions for the development of Mammoth… [banner_entry_footer]

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