Tectonic evolution of Northwest California and Southwest Oregon

Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France
By:  and 

Links

Abstract

Tectonostratigraphic terrances in northwest California and southwest Oregon record a complex history of subduction, collision, and transform faulting. During the late Jurassic Nevadan orogeny, the Elder Creek-Snow Camp and western Klamath terranes were imbricated during collision of an island-arc system with the continental margin. Subsequent collisions are recorded in the Pickett Peak (Early Cretaceous) and Yolla Bolly (middle Cretaceous) terranes.

Study Area

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Tectonic evolution of Northwest California and Southwest Oregon
Series title Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France
DOI 10.2113/gssgfbull.II.6.921
Volume 11
Issue 6
Year Published 1986
Language English
Publisher American Geosciences Institute
Contributing office(s) Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
Description 10 p.
First page 921
Last page 930
Country United States
State California, Oregon