Geology of Panamint Valley- Saline Valley pull-apart system, California: palinspastic evidence for low-angle geometry of a Neogene range-bounding fault.

B. C. Burchfiel, K. V. Hodges, L. H. Royden

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Abstract

Palinspastic reconstruction of northern Panamint Valley indicates that the valley was formed by movement on a shallow crustal, low-angle normal fault of 0-15 degree west dip during the last 3.0Ma. This interpretation appears to contradict the notions that little extension is accommodated in the uppermost crust by low- angle faulting and that the most recent extension in the Basin and Range Province is accommodated exclusively by high-angle faulting. Saline Valley, however, is interpreted to have formed by extension on closely spaced, rotated planar normal faults. Thus, within one geometric system of paired pull-apart basins, extension appears to have been accommodated in the shallow crust in two different ways.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10,422-10,426
JournalJournal of geophysical research
Volume92
Issue numberB10
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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