Talk:Farallon Plate

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piece of Farralon Plate stuck under Marin and Sonoma counties[edit]

Several years ago I read an article in the San Francisco Chronicle about a new theory that Mount Tamalpais and other landforms that run from east to west may have been caused by a piece of the Farallon Plate that got stuck under the North American Plate, but is simultaneously welded to both the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. As the Pacific Plate moves north, it drags the fragment with it, causing ripples on the surface of the North American Plate. Right now I'm looking for the article, but it's hard to find.Zyxwv99 (talk) 00:41, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

Needs development.[edit]

The Farallon plate, because of its extent and longevity, is the basic foundation for much of the geologic development of western North America. It seems to me that it is thus so important that we really need to develop it. Anyone else interested? ~ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 21:55, 6 May 2013 (UTC)

Citation style[edit]

Bill (and anyone else following along): the original references for this article were "general" (not specifically cited in the text). If the article grows that will need to be fixed, so this seems a good time to ask: what style of citation should be used here? I propose we put the full citations in the References section, and use harv templates in the text/footnotes. ~ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 21:13, 15 June 2013 (UTC)

Sounds like a plan to me. Let's get the inline citations distributed throughout the article when we can. Dawnseeker2000 23:09, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
Bill: any objections? If not, I'll go in and start sorting things out. ~ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 22:32, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
  Done. The standard style here is now templated full citations in References, and Harv templated short cites in the text and notes. Perhaps both {{cite xxx}} or {{citation}} acceptable?
  More work needed: The individual short-cites should have the page specification. The last "reference" is just a press release (not a WP:RS) and should be removed. I left it in in case someone wants to chase down the work the press release is about. The second to the last reference isn't entirely about the Farallon plate, but does refer to a real study. If someone wants to use it, fine, but the citation needs authors, year of publication, and other details. ~ J. Johnson (JJ) (talk) 22:57, 18 June 2013 (UTC)