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The Central Coast Ranges are situated between North Latitudes 34° 41′ and 38° 3′ and West Longitudes 119° and 122° 30′ extending from San Francisco on the north to Ventura County on the south and embracing the following minor basins: Livermore, Halfmoon Bay, Salinas Valley, San Andreas Trough, and the Cuyama Valley. The total area of sedimentary rocks is approximately 4,500 square miles and their estimated volume is 6,500 cubic miles. About 75 per cent of the sedimentary rocks are marine.

The generalized geologic map (Fig. 25) shows the thickness of the sedimentary section that is favorable for oil...

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