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The Yellow Bank creek complex (YBCC) is a large, upper Miocene injectite complex, one of numerous injectites northwest of Santa Cruz, California. The feeder for these injectites is the Santa Margarita Sandstone, a shelfal sandstone unit that is also the reservoir rock in several exhumed oil fields. The impermeable cap rock for these oil fields, the Santa Cruz Mudstone, was breached by sand injectites, some of which reached the sea floor. Located near the edge of one of these oil fields, the YBCC is a dike-sill complex that shows evidence for multiple phases of injection by fluidized sand that...

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