The Basin and Range Province as a Composite Extensional Domain

  title={The Basin and Range Province as a Composite Extensional Domain},
  author={William R. Dickinson},
  journal={International Geology Review},
  pages={1 - 38}
The Basin and Range province is a composite Cenozoic taphrogen with a present configuration and internal geometry derived from superimposed multiple phases of extensional deformation driven by varied geodynamic impulses. Different components of the composite taphrogen derive from: (a) post-orogenic Late Paleocene to Middle Miocene slab rollback beneath overthickened crust of the Sevier-Laramide orogen, to induce migratory arc magmatism, tectonic denudation of Cordilleran metamorphic core… Expand
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