The rocks in the Marin Headlands give us a view of a "relatively" undisturbed section of ancient ocean floor. The rocks on the San Francisco, Baker Beach side show dramatic, highly disturbed, evidence of the impact of this ocean floor's collision with the westward moving North American continent.
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|Click on the image to begin your geological exploration of the Marin Headlands (seen here looking from Baker Beach in San Francisco)|
(Headlands Table of Contents)
The Baker Beach Trip
|Click on the image to begin your geological exploration of Baker Beach (seen here looking from final stop in the Marin Headlands)|
(Baker Beach Table of Contents)