Topanga Canyon Formation at the "amphitheater" in roadcut on Old Topanga Canyon road


NOW CLOSED TO COLLECTORS (SEE BOTTOM PICTURES)


USGS topographic map


USGS 1994 aerial photo


The "amphitheater" from a distance


Fossil collecting at the "amphitheater". Topanga Canyon Formation (Cold Creek Member) 16-17my (middle Miocene).


Topanga Canyon Formation - Notice dip of almost 90 degrees vertical. Strike is nearly perpendicular to picture.


Notice almost vertical layering


On the trail


Finding turritellas


Private Property - no trespassing


Why it was closed