Structure of the Havallah sequence, Golconda allochthon, Nevada

evidence for prolonged evolution in an accretionary prism.

H. K. Brueckner, W. S. Snyder

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Abstract

The Golconda allochthon of northern and central Nevada contains the Havallah sequence and correlative units of latest Devonian to early Late Permian age. The Havallah sequence is dominated by radiolarian ribbon chert and argillite. The Havallah sequence was thrust eastward along the basal Golconda thrust onto coeval sediments of the W North American shelf during the latest Paleozoic-earliest Mesozoic Sonoma orogeny. Structural fabrics are described in detail and the classical Sonoma orogeny (D3) may mark the culmination of a protracted structural evolution that may have spanned much of the upper Paleozoic.-after Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1113-1130
Number of pages18
JournalGeological Society of America Bulletin
Volume96
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985
Externally publishedYes

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