Portland State University. Department of Earth Sciences
Marvin H. Beeson
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Geology
1 online resource (70 p.)
Basalt -- Oregon -- Hood River Valley, Geology -- Oregon -- Hood River Valley
The Hood River Valley, located 100 kilometers east of Portland, Oregon, is in the transition zone between two geologic provinces--the High Cascades and the Columbia Plateau. The entire valley is probably underlain by Columbia River Basalt, but it crops out only on steep hillsides and in stream valleys. The base of the basalt is not exposed in the thesis area. The basalt is overlain by Pliocene and Quaternary basalt and andesite, volcanic sediments and glacial debris.
The stratigraphy of the Columbia River Basalt is useful in determining the path of the basalt flows into western Oregon, in mapping the structure and in reconstructing the tectonic development of the northern Oregon Cascades.
Timm, Susan, "The structure and stratigraphy of the Columbia River Basalt in the Hood River Valley, Oregon" (1979). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2938.