Tectonic Terrane Map
This map shows the eight tectonic terranes of the Franciscon Complex in the San Francisco Bay area, as well as the important San Andreas and Hayward faults. Each terrane is characterized by a specific history of rock deposition and degree of metamorphism.
Did You Know?
In 1776, Father Pedro Font wrote, "The port of San Francisco...is a marvel of nature, and might well be called a harbor of harbors...And I think if it could be well settled like Europe there would not be anything more beautiful in all the world."