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Miocene Blanca Fan, Northern Channel Islands, California: Small fans reflecting tectonism and volcanism

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02462462

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Abstract

Blanca fan is a submarine fan composed of Miocene volcaniclastic strata. Parts of the fan system are exposed on Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Islands, and possibly correlative strata crop out on San Miguel and Santa Catalina Islands. The Blanca fan and underlying breccia reflect regional transcurrent faulting in the California Continental Borderland and development of a system of rapidly subsiding basins and uplifted linear ridges during early and middle Miocene time. Erosion of uplifted crystalline basement rocks followed by the onset of silicic volcanism created linear sediment sources for the alluvial and submarine fans, respectively. ?? 1984 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Miocene Blanca Fan, Northern Channel Islands, California: Small fans reflecting tectonism and volcanism
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02462462
Volume
3
Issue:
2-4
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
161
Last page:
166