La Habra in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
West Coyote Field, The La Habra Research Laboratory
On the flat land south of here Chevron operated its La Habra Research Laboratory from 1947-1999. The personnel who worked here made a number of important contributions to mankind's knowledge of geophysics, oil field recovery processes, geology, and engineering, and they brought international scientific recognition to La Habra.
This rock is diatomaceous shale from the Miocene Monterey Formation, collected near San Luis Obispo. The Monterey is one of the most important formations to California's petroleum industry. It is rich in organic material and therefore a source of petroleum and, where fractured (as in this example), is a good reservoir. Oil and gas fields associated with this formation occur both onshore and offshore in California.
Location. 33° 55.01′ N, 117° 58.043′ W. Marker is in La Touch for map. Marker is located at the entrance of a carwash in a circular planter. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1950 West Imperial Highway, La Habra CA 90631, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. La Habra Pacific Electric Depot (approx. 1.5 miles away); La Habra's Birthplace (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Lily Creamery (approx. 4 miles away); Fullerton College (approx. 4 miles away); Buena Park Woman's Clubhouse (approx. 4.1 miles away); Don Gaspor Portola (approx. 4.6 miles away); Knotts Berry Farm (approx. 5.3 miles away); Macadamia Tree (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in La Habra.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 531 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 29, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.