The Laramide Orogeny: What Were the Driving Forces?

@article{English2004TheLO,
  title={The Laramide Orogeny: What Were the Driving Forces?},
  author={Joseph M. English and Stephen T. Johnston},
  journal={International Geology Review},
  year={2004},
  volume={46},
  pages={833 - 838}
}
The Laramide orogeny is the Late Cretaceous to Paleocene (80 to 55 Ma) orogenic event that gave rise to the Laramide block uplifts in the United States, the Rocky Mountain fold-and-thrust belt in Canada and the United States, and the Sierra Madre Oriental fold-and-thrust belt in east-central Mexico. The Laramide orogeny is believed to post-date the Jurassic and late Early Cretaceous accretion of the terranes that make up much of the North American Cordillera, precluding a collisional origin for… 
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