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Structural Studies in the Whipple Mountains, Southeastern California

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Kemnitzer, Luis Emmett (1937) Structural Studies in the Whipple Mountains, Southeastern California. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/XV6Y-GX29. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:04172018-130134257

Abstract

The rocks of the Whipple Mountains include a basement complex of pre-Cambrian age overlain by middle Tertiary volcanics and sedimentary. These are unconformably overlain by flat-lying Pleistocene and recent beds. The broad structural feature of the mountains is a faulted dome, elongated roughly east-west. The dome is out lined on the north and northeast flanks by an arcuate fault which dips away from the mountains. The northeast area of the mountains is broken into southwest-tilted blocks, bounded by northeast-dipping normal faults, roughly parallel to the southeast-trending portion of the arcuate fault. The block faulting is not of the orthodox basin range type, but is considered to be closely associated with the doming. There is no evidence of large compressional forces, and these mountains are believed to belong to the belt of transverse ranges of southern California. The major faults are presumed to have been active in post and pre-Miocene times. There is no evidence of recent fault activity and volcanics and sediments presumably of Quaternary age are not cut by the faults.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:Geology
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Geological and Planetary Sciences
Major Option:Geology
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Buwalda, John P.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1937
Additional Information:Supplemental Files Information: Parker Quadrangle: Supplement 1 from "Structural Studies in the Whipple Mountains, Southeastern California" (Thesis). Date(s) Collected: 1911. Geologic map of the Whipple Mountains, San Bernardino County, California: Supplement 2 from "Structural Studies in the Whipple Mountains, Southeastern California" (Thesis). Geologic cross-sections through the Whipple Mountains, San Bernardino County, California: Supplement 3 from "Structural Studies in the Whipple Mountains, Southeastern California" (Thesis)
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:04172018-130134257
Persistent URL:https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:04172018-130134257
DOI:10.7907/XV6Y-GX29
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.486DOISupplement 1 in CaltechDATA: Parker Quadrangle
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.981DOISupplement 2 in CaltechDATA: Geologic map of the Whipple Mountains, San Bernardino County, California
https://doi.org/10.22002/D1.982DOISupplement 3 in CaltechDATA: Geologic cross-sections through the Whipple Mountains, San Bernardino County, California
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ID Code:10811
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:25 Apr 2018 23:36
Last Modified:04 Oct 2019 00:20

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