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Structural relationships of pre-Tertiary rocks in the Nevada Test Site region, southern Nevada

Professional Paper 1607

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Abstract

This report contains a synthesis and interpretation of structural and stratigraphic data for pre-Tertiary rocks in a large area of southern Nevada within and near the Nevada Test Site. Its presents descriptive and interpretive information from discontinuously exposed localities in the context of a regional model that integrates stratigraphy, sedimentology, crustal structure, and deformational style and timing. Evidence is given for substantial strike-slip faults, for modest excursion on low-angle faults, and for pre-Oligocene formation of the regional oroclinal flexure in neighboring mountain ranges.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Structural relationships of pre-Tertiary rocks in the Nevada Test Site region, southern Nevada
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1607
Edition:
Version 1.0
Year Published:
1999
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. G.P.O. ; For sale by U.S. Geological Survey, Information Services,
Description:
39 p.