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Gravity model and structural implications of the Goddard Pendant, Sierra Nevada, California.

Journal of Geophysical Research

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Abstract

A subsurface model for the Goddard pendant is constructed from a residual gravity high of about 7mGal over the pendant. The model, which is the simplest and most geologically reasonable possibility, shows a metamorphic block that tapers with depth and extends about 3.5km below the surface. The structures in the Goddard pendant are similar in style and orientation to those in other Sierra Nevada pendants, indicating that the country rock was neither deformed nor rotated during pluton emplacement. Consequently, emplacement must have been a passive rather than a forceful process. The pendant itself represents a piece of country rock trapped between plutons which are dome shaped in cross section. -Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Gravity model and structural implications of the Goddard Pendant, Sierra Nevada, California.
Series title:
Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume
86
Issue:
B10
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Geophysical Research
First page:
9279
Last page:
9286
Number of Pages:
8