RELICS OF THE GODS

CALIFORNIA STONE LINE INVENTORY:

STONE LINES:

So far this inventory covers 750+ miles of enigmatic stone lines in California.

Stone line types covered in this inventory are:

Stone lines have been and are continuing to be destroyed for land development, use in landscaping and various other reasons.

STONE LINE CLUSTERS:

Of the stone lines mapped 97% are found in a strange pattern of 18 clusters.  These clusters occupy less than 3% of the surface area of California.

Within each cluster the stone lines are laid out in bizarre patterns.  The pattern of the stone lines is different for each cluster.

The patterns of the stone lines within the clusters does not match any modern structure.

The Shasta Cluster is the largest with over 180 miles of stone lines.

The Sutter Buttes is the second largest with over 120 miles.

The Shasta and Sutter Buttes clusters contain about 40% of all stone lines mapped.

The top 5 clusters contain about 75% of all stone lines mapped.

STONE LINE CLUSTER ANALYSIS:

This table is a breakdown of the map data.  The first section lists the clusters alphabetically and the second lists the clusters by size.

California Stone Line Inventory Spreadsheet

MAP CREDITS:

DAVE CUNEO:

Without Dave Cuneo's hard work and skill at locating stone lines in G.E. these maps would not have possible.

GOOGLE EARTH:

G.E. mapping tools were used to create the stone line overlays.

GPS VISUALIZER:

Map web pages were created using GPS VISUALIZER.

MAP LEGEND:

Stone Line Map Legend

Slope percentage is calculated in GOOGLE EARTH and CalTopo.com

The stone line maps include options for different background maps including USGS Quad Maps.

The stone location lines often do not disclose breaks and gaps in the stone lines.  This may be checked by simply zooming in on the image.

 

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Additional segments are in the left column menu.