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Author Hildebrand, R. S. (Robert S.)
Title Mesozoic assembly of the North American Cordillera / Robert S. Hildebrand.
Published Boulder, Colo. : Geological Society of America, 2013.
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 Floor4  QE675 .H55 2013    IN LIBRARY
Description vii, 169 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 28 cm + 1 folded sheet (col. map)
Series Special paper ; 495
Special papers (Geological Society of America) ; 495.
Note Map in pocket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-169).
Contents Abstract -- Introduction -- Problems with the existing back-arc model -- A segmented orogen -- Laurentian passive margin -- Great basin sector -- Sevier fold-thrust belt -- The Hinterland belt -- Central Nevada -- White-Inyo Range -- Death Valley -- Western Sierra Nevada Metamorphic belt -- Klamath Mountains -- Jurassic Magmatic rocks -- Sierran Region -- Northwestern Nevada -- Mojave Desert Region -- Cretaceous Batholithic rocks -- Sierra Nevada batholith -- Salinian block -- Great Valley sedimentation and deformation -- Coast Range ophiolite -- Franciscan complex -- Late Cretaceous deformation and metamorphism -- Rand-Pelona-Orocopia-Swakane subduction complex -- Sonoran sector -- Transverse ranges -- Southern Arizona -- Mexican Sonora -- San Gabriel-Caborca block -- Guerrero and other Mexican Terranes -- The Great Arc of the Caribbean -- Peninsular Ranges batholith -- Cretaceous magmatism in the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts -- Subduction and fore-arc complexes -- Late Cretaceous deformation and metamorphism -- Canadian sector -- Passive margin -- Foredeep -- Canadian terranes and superterranes -- Belt-Purcell-Windermere supergroups --Selwyn basin -- Kootenay terrane -- Yukon-Tanana terrane -- Slide Mountain terrane -- Stikinia and Quesnellia -- Cache Creek terrane -- Triassic overlap sequence -- Coast range plutonic complex -- Cretaceous overlap sequence -- Late Cretaceous-Early Tertiary magmatism -- North Cascades -- Idaho batholith -- Blue Mountains terranes -- Alaskan sector -- Brooks Range, North Slope and Alaskan Orocline -- Wrangellia composite terrane -- Orogenic basins in Central Alaska -- The Chugach accretionary complex -- Discussion -- Paleozoic events within the Great Basin and Canadian sectors -- Upper Triassic to Middle Jurassic arcs and collisions -- Talkeetna arc -- Bonanza arc -- Quesnellia-Kootenay-Belt-Purcell-Windermere -- Black Rock arc -- Klamath arcs -- Lake Combie-Slate Creek arc -- Smartville arc -- Sierran Jurassic arc -- Slab break-off -- Jurassic slab-failure magmatism -- Blue Mountains assembly -- Jurassic amalgamation of Rubia -- Subduction on the Western side of Rubia -- Arctic Alaska-Angayucham collision in Alaska -- Sevier fold-thrust belt and early collision on western North America -- Effects of Sevier collision on the Franciscan complex and Great Valley group -- Plate reorganization due to collision -- Great basin slab-failure magmatism and STEP faults -- Cretaceous Cordilleran batholiths -- Mid-Cretaceous transpressional deformation in batholithic terranes -- Folding of Sierra Nevada -- Doubling of cordilleran batholiths in the Canadian sector -- The Laramide event: 80-75 Ma deformation and metamorphism -- Laramide collision along the Orogen -- Cretaceous-Early Tertiary slab failure magmatism -- Shutdown of Franciscan subduction -- Exhumation of Franciscan complex -- Northward migration of terranes -- Colorado Plateau and the Laramide Grand Canyon --Metamorphic core complexes and Hinterland duplexes -- Basin and Range extension -- Summary of cordilleran assembly -- Carrying the Orogen southward -- Problems and direction for future research -- Acknowledgments -- References cited.
Summary "In this well-illustrated book, Hildebrand expands upon his model for the development of the North American Cordillera detailed in Special paper 457. Starting with an overview of cordilleran geology he goes on to provide an in depth look at how the Rubian ribbon continent was assembled. He integrates the complex geology of the cordillera into an actualistic model involving arc magmatism, arc-continent collision, slab failure magmatism, and transcurrent motion in both Rubia and the western North American margin. While much of the focus is on the assembly of the Rubian ribbon continent, Hildebrand explores its interactions with North America during the Sevier and Laramide events and concludes that North America was the lower plate in both"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Geology, Stratigraphic -- Mesozoic.
North American Cordillera.
Geology, Structural -- North American Cordillera.
Geology -- North American Cordillera.
Related Names Geological Society of America.
ISBN 9780813724959 (pbk.)
0813724953 (pbk.)
OCLC number 822229849