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The King Ridge Road mélange is a unit of the Franciscan Complex, cropping out in an area of at least 50 km2 around the town of Cazadero, coastal California. This unit is an olistostrome with a massive, unfoliated sandstone matrix, containing >232 large meta-igneous and chert blocks of greatly varying size, lithology, and metamorphic history within the study area. This sandstone matrix is litharenite or arkosic arenite and exhibits prograde prehnite-pumpellyite facies and retrograde zeolite facies metamorphism. It is devoid of megascopic textures except for rare simple bedding. No fossils have been found, and no Bouma units or other...

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