Evolution of extensional basins and basin and range topography west of Death Valley, California

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Neogene extension in the Death Valley region, SE California, has produced a variety of sedimentary basins. Diachronous movements on an array of strike-slip and normal fault systems have resulted in the uplift and preservation of older basins in modern ranges. One of the best exposed of these is the Nova basin on the western flank of the Panamint Mountains. Detailed mapping indicates that large-scale extension in the Death Valley region, accommodated by movement on low- to moderate-angle normal fault systems and high-angle strike-slip fault systems, is a continuing process. Basin and Range topography in the Panamint Valley-Death Valley area was generated at least in part by displacements on low-angle detachments rather than high-angle normal faults. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-467
Number of pages15
JournalTectonics
Volume8
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Evolution of extensional basins and basin and range topography west of Death Valley, California. / Hodges, Kip.

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