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Heating, cooling, and uplift during Tertiary time, northern Sangre de Cristo Range, Colorado ( USA).

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Abstract

Paleozoic sedimentary rocks in a wide area of the northern Sangre de Cristo Range show effects of heating during Tertiary time. Heating is tentatively interpreted as a response to burial during Laramide folding and thrusting and also to high heat flow during Rio Grande rifting. Fission-track ages of apatite across a section of the range show that rocks cooled abruptly below 120oC, the blocking temperature for apatite, approx 19 Ma ago. Cooling was probably in response to rapid uplift and erosion of the northern Sangre de Cristo Range during early Rio Grande rifting.-from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Heating, cooling, and uplift during Tertiary time, northern Sangre de Cristo Range, Colorado ( USA).
Series title:
Geological Society of America Bulletin
Volume
97
Issue:
9
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geological Society of America Bulletin
First page:
1133
Last page:
1143
Number of Pages:
11