Because Truex (1976) takes specific issue with a 1966 paper on the detachment faults in the Santa Monica Mountains (Campbell et al, 1966), a brief discussion seems necessary. This discussion is restricted to those remarks and to correction of a few related factual errors.

Truex (1976, p. 73) suggests that the detachment faults reported by Campbell et al (1966) should be interpreted as high-angle normal or transcurrent faults, apparently because: (1) high-angle faults can be found (in abundance) in the area, and (2) “… exposures are poor because of heavy brush and the highly fractured, slumped, and...

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