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Pigeon Point Lighthouse

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Pigeon Point Lighthouse along the San Mateo Coast is built on headlands of Cretaceous-age conglomerate (the Pigeon Point Formation). Sea stacks in the foreground are stained white with bird guano.

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This view was taken at low tide.
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This is a zoomed-in view from taken from the same place in the previous image.
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This view is looking south along the coast toward the Gazos Creek area and the northern coast of Aņo Nuevo State Park taken from the sea cliffs near Pigeon Point.
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The marine terrace is well developed at Pigeon Point.
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This zoomed-in view of the same image above shows a well defined angular unconformity between steeply-dipping strata of the Cretaceous Pigeon Point Formation and the overlying poorly consolidated, flat-lying Quaternary alluvial sediments of the marine terrace deposits.
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Last modified 11/24/2003