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Interpreting Provenance Relations from Detrital Modes of Sandstones
Detrital modes of sandstone suites primarily reflect the different tectonic settings of provenance terranes, although various other sedimentological factors also influence sandstone compositions.Expand
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Provenance of North American Phanerozoic sandstones in relation to tectonic setting
Framework modes of terrigenous sandstones reflect derivation from various types of provenance terranes that depend upon plate-tectonic setting. Triangular QFL and QmFLt compositional diagrams forExpand
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Plate tectonics and sandstone compositions
Detrital framework modes of sandstone suites from different kinds of basins are a function of provenance types governed by plate tectonics. Quartzose sands from continental cratons are widespreadExpand
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Interpreting detrital modes of graywacke and arkose
ABSTRACT The determination of detrital modes in graywackes and arkoses, here grouped as subquartzose sandstones, requires special attention to the identification of detrital grain types, as definedExpand
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Carboniferous to Cretaceous assembly and fragmentation of Mexico
The geologic framework of Mexico evolved through the Phanerozoic assembly and fragmentation of crustal elements derived from Laurentia, Gondwana, and an intra-Pacific volcanogenic terrane. In middleExpand
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Use of U–Pb ages of detrital zircons to infer maximum depositional ages of strata: A test against a Colorado Plateau Mesozoic database
Abstract We test the research strategy of using youngest U–Pb ages of detrital zircons to constrain the maximum depositional ages of strata containing the zircon grains by comparing U–Pb ages ofExpand
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Geotectonic evolution of the Great Basin
The crust of the Great Basin has occupied a range of tectonic settings through geologic time. Archean and Paleoproterozoic crustal genesis preceded residence of Laurentia within the MesoproterozoicExpand
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EVOLUTION OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CORDILLERA
▪ Abstract The Cordilleran orogen of western North America is a segment of the Circum-Pacific orogenic belt where subduction of oceanic lithosphere has been underway along a great circle of the globeExpand
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Paleogeographic and paleotectonic setting of Laramide sedimentary basins in the central Rocky Mountain region
In the Rocky Mountain region between central Montana and central New Mexico, sedimentologically isolated nonmarine basins were produced by basement deformation during the Laramide orogeny within theExpand
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