Eocene extension in Idaho generated massive sediment floods into the Franciscan trench and into the Tyee, Great Valley, and Green River basins

@article{Dumitru2013EoceneEI,
  title={Eocene extension in Idaho generated massive sediment floods into the Franciscan trench and into the Tyee, Great Valley, and Green River basins},
  author={T. A. Dumitru and W. Ernst and J. E. Wright and J. Wooden and R. Wells and Lucian P. Farmer and A. Kent and S. Graham},
  journal={Geology},
  year={2013},
  volume={41},
  pages={187-190}
}
  • T. A. Dumitru, W. Ernst, +5 authors S. Graham
  • Published 2013
  • Geology
  • Geology
  • The Franciscan Complex accretionary prism was assembled during an ~165-m.y.-long period of subduction of Pacifi c Ocean plates beneath the western margin of the North American plate. In such fossil subduction complexes, it is generally diffi cult to reconstruct details of the accretion of continent-derived sediments and to evaluate the factors that controlled accretion. New detrital zircon U-Pb ages indicate that much of the major Coastal belt subunit of the Franciscan Complex represents a… CONTINUE READING

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