Whether or not the San Joaquin embayment encroaches upon Mohavia, there is no doubt that the eastern San Joaquin Valley is definitely a part of it. The Sierra Nevada is another, and so are the Basin and Range province north of the Garlock fault, the Mohave Desert proper, the San Gabriel and San Bernardino mountains, the Colorado Desert and the Peninsular Ranges. Even the foothills north and east of Los Angeles Basin belong definitely to this great province with its basement of granitic rocks.

The structural relationship of the Sierra Nevada to the San Joaquin Valley is best seen in...

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