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Stratigraphy and structure of the Paleozoic rocks in the Rush Creek drainage, northern Ritter Range pendant, California
AuthorStrobel, Robert J
AdvisorSchweickert, Richard A.
Geological Sciences and Engineering
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Detailed geologic mapping in the Rush Creek drainage, in the northern part of the Ritter Range pendant, Sierra Nevada Range, reveals a stratigraphic sequence of Paleozoic rocks previously unknown and herein defined as the Rush Creek sequence. The Rush Creek sequence most probably represents lower Paleozoic (?) miogeoclinal strata deformed during the Antler orogeny. These rocks possibly correlate with the transitional assemblage of lower Paleozoic rocks in Nevada. The Mesozoic metavolcanic Koip sequence overlies the Paleozoic Rush Creek sequence with a sheared angular unconformity.
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SubjectRush Creek drainage
Ritter Range pendant
Sierra Nevada Range
Rush Creek sequence
lower Paleozoic miogeoclinal strata
Mesozoic metavolcanic Koip sequence
Gen Lake shear zone
ductile shear zone
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