Apatite fission-track ages from basement rocks in the Wasatch Mountains between Ogden and Bountiful, Utah, range from 5 m.y. near the Wasatch fault along the west margin of the mountains to 94 m.y. on the crest of the range and show a correlation with altitude within individual fault blocks. Analysis of these ages yields an uplift rate of 0.4 mm/yr for the last 10 m.y. for the fault blocks having the most sustained rapid uplift. A variety of intermediate ages of apatite from the crest of the range and at lower altitudes is interpreted as representing fault blocks with rocks having mixed ages due to various degrees of tilting and varying but lesser amounts of uplift.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Fission-track ages of apatite in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah: An uplift study|
|Series title||Memoir of the Geological Society of America|
|Publisher||Geological Society of America|
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