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

Abstract

This report summarizes the evidence for a revised interpretation of major structural features in the pre-Tertiary rocks of the region including and surrounding the Nevada Test Site. The thick miogeoclinal section of Late Proterozoic through Lower Permian sedimentary strata records major foreland-vergent thrust faulting, younger hinterland-vergent folding and thrusting, and local extension on low-angle normal faults. In addition, structural discontinuities in the northeastern part of the Nevada Test Site strongly suggest a broad, north-trending zone of sinistral strike-slip faulting that may have had a cumulative offset of many kilometers.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
United States Geological Survey - Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Nevada Operations Office (US)
OSTI Identifier:
10451
Report Number(s):
USGS PP 1607
TRN: US200305%%860
DOE Contract Number:  
AI08-96NV11967
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 30 Aug 1999; PBD: 30 Aug 1999; PBD: 30 Aug 1999
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; NEVADA TEST SITE; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; GEOLOGY; LAS VEGAS VALLEY SHEAR ZONE

Citation Formats

Cashman, P.H., and Cole, J.C. Structural relationships of pre-Tertiary rocks in the Nevada Test Site region, southern Nevada. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.2172/10451.
Cashman, P.H., & Cole, J.C. Structural relationships of pre-Tertiary rocks in the Nevada Test Site region, southern Nevada. United States. doi:10.2172/10451.
Cashman, P.H., and Cole, J.C. Mon . "Structural relationships of pre-Tertiary rocks in the Nevada Test Site region, southern Nevada". United States. doi:10.2172/10451. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/10451.
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