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Plate-tectonic mechanism of Laramide deformation.

Contributions to Geology - University of Wyoming, Laramie

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Abstract

The Laramide compressive deformation of the craton was caused by a clockwise rotation of about 2-4o of the Colorado Plateau region relative to the continental interior, during late Late Cretaceous and early Tertiary time. Late Paleozoic and Neogene deformation of the craton also were produced by motion of a southwestern subplate relative to the continental interior. -from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Plate-tectonic mechanism of Laramide deformation.
Series title:
Contributions to Geology - University of Wyoming, Laramie
Volume
19
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Contributions to Geology - University of Wyoming, Laramie
First page:
87
Last page:
92