Footwall structural evolution of the Tucki Mountain detachment system, Death Valley region, southeastern California ( USA).

Kip Hodges, J. D. Walker, B. P. Wernicke

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Abstract

Tucki Mountain lies within the central portion of the Death Valley extended terrain. Its structure is dominated by the Cenozoic Tucki Mountain detachment system, a complex and long-lived extensional feature which places weakly metamorphosed-unmetamorphosed strata on middle to upper greenschist facies metamorphic rocks. Detailed analysis of tectonites in the footwall of the detachment system has led to the identification of 7 phases of ductile structures. The earliest are latest Mesozoic-earliest Tertiary(?) isoclinal folds and associated schistosity which may have been related to compressional deformation. All subsequent generations of structures developed during Cenozoic extension at intermediate-upper crustal levels.- from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContinental extensional tectonics
EditorsM.P. Coward, J.F. Dewey, P.L. Hancock
PublisherBlackwell Scientific; Geological Society Special Publication, 28
Pages393-408
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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    Hodges, K., Walker, J. D., & Wernicke, B. P. (1987). Footwall structural evolution of the Tucki Mountain detachment system, Death Valley region, southeastern California ( USA). In M. P. Coward, J. F. Dewey, & P. L. Hancock (Eds.), Continental extensional tectonics (pp. 393-408). Blackwell Scientific; Geological Society Special Publication, 28.