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

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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.

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Cashman, P. H. & Cole, J. C. August 30, 1999.

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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.

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3 MEGABYTES pages

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  • Report No.: USGS PP 1607
  • Grant Number: AI08-96NV11967
  • DOI: 10.2172/10451 | External Link
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc628336

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Cashman, P. H. & Cole, J. C. Structural relationships of pre-Tertiary rocks in the Nevada Test Site region, southern Nevada, report, August 30, 1999; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc628336/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.