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and elevated. In this vicinity in the banks of the Stascadero Creek and some of its tributaries Prof. Hilgard has noted fossiliferous beds as elsewhere recorded. As there seemed to be no accommodations attainable and my time altogether is short for the work to be done elsewhere, I did not attempt to remain for the purpose of exploring these beds. At Santa Margarita Station the railway at present ends, and stages carry travellers over the divide to San Luis Obispo. The stage road as it ascends and descends the hills passes many exposures of schistose rock and one or two of what appeared like much contorted and altered sandstones. No fossils were observed. Granitic rock occurs in many places and has been quarried out