Tiburon Peninsula

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This article is about the place in the United States. For the one in Haiti, see Tiburon Peninsula, Haiti.

Coordinates: 37°53′30″N 122°28′34″W / 37.89167°N 122.47611°W / 37.89167; -122.47611[1]

Aerial view of the Tiburon Peninsula

The Tiburon Peninsula is a landform of the San Francisco Bay Area's Marin County and is home to the incorporated municipalities of Tiburon, Belvedere and a portion of Corte Madera, California [2] Much of the peninsula is unincorporated,[3] including portions of the north side and the communities of Strawberry and Paradise Cay. Richardson Bay separates the peninsula from the Marin County mainland. Angel Island lies app. 1 mile south of the peninsula's southern tip. Much of the land area of the Tiburon Peninsula was part of a Spanish land grant originally given to the early Californian John Reed. A prominent feature of the Tiburon Peninsula is Ring Mountain, Marin County, which forms the backbone of the peninsula and is the highest elevation of the peninsula. The Tiburon Peninsula is the locus of a number of rare and endangered flora species, and is also the site of ancient Native American rock carvings.[4] The mineral lawsonite was first described from an occurrence on the Tiburon Peninsula.[5]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tiburon Peninsula
  2. ^ USGS, 0918-07
  3. ^ "The Town of Tiburon – About". Retrieved August 12, 2014. 
  4. ^ C. Michael Hogan (2008) Ring Mountain, The Megalithic Portal, ed. A. Burnham
  5. ^ F Leslie Ransome (1895) On Lawsonite, a New Rock-forming Mineral from the Tiburon Peninsula, Marin County, California, University of California Press