Required Readings

Reading materials for weeks 1-8 are from:

Burchfiel, et al. “Tectonic overview of the cordilleran orogen in the western United States.” The Cordilleran Orogen: Coterminous U.S. Volume G-3 Decade of North American Geology (DNAG). Edited by B. C. Burchfiel, P. W. Lipman, and M. L. Zoback. Boulder, CO: Geological Society of America, 1993, pp. 407-480. ISBN: 9780813752174.

9 Tertiary Extension in the Colorado River Region Lister, Gordon S., and Gregory A. Davis. “The origin of metamorphic core complexes and detachment faults formed during Tertiary continental extension in the northern Colorado River region, U.S.A.” Journal of Structural Geology 11, no. 1/2 (c1989): 65-94.
10 Big Maria fold and Thrust Belt

Richard, S. M., S. N. Ballard, S. S. Boettcher, W. Hamilton, T. D. Hoisch, and R. M. Tosdal. “Mesozoic tectonics of the Maria belt, west-central Arizona and southeastern California.” In Geological Investigations of an Active Margin. Edited by S. F. McGill and T. M. Ross. Geological Society of America Field trip Guidebook. San Bernardino, CA: County Museum Association, 1994, pp. 272-292.

Hamilton, W. B. “Mesozoic geology and tectonics of the Big Maria Mountains region, southeastern California.” Arizona Geological Society Digest 18 (1987): 33-47.

11 Tectonic Context Exerts Control on Later Structures

Spencer, Jon E., and Stephen J. Reynolds. “Relationship between Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonic features in west central Arizona and adjacent sourtheastern California.” Journal of Geophysical Research 95, no. B1 (January 10, 1990): 539-555.

Howard, K. A., and B. E. John. “Crustal extension along a rooted system of imbricate low-angle faults: Colorado River extensional corridor, California and Arizona.” In Continental Extensional Tectonics. Edited by M. P. Coward, et al. London, UK: Geological Society Special Publication 28, pp. 299-311.

12 Fast Extension in the Buckskin Mountains

Scott, Robert J., David A. Foster, and Gordon S. Lister. “Tectonic implications of rapid cooling of lower plate rocks from the Buckskin-Rawhide metamorphic core complex, west-central Arizona.” Geological Society of America Bulletin 110, no. 5 (1998): 588-614.

Spencer, Jon E., and Stephen J. Reynolds. “Tectonics of Mid-tertiary extension along a transect through west central Arizona.” Tectonics 10, no. 6 (December 1991): 1204-1221.

13 Magmatism, Extension and Our Field Area

Spencer, Jon E., et al. “Spatial and temporal relationships between mid-Tertiary magmatism and extension in southwestern Arizona.” Journal of Geophysical Research 100, no. B7 (June 10, 1995): 10, 321-10, and 351.

Spencer, Jon K., and Stephen J. Reynolds. “Field Trip Guide to Parts of the Harquahala, Granite Wash, Whipple, and Buckskin Mountains, West-Central Arizona and Southeastern California.” In Geologic Diversity of Arizona and its Margins: Excursions to Choice Areas. Edited by George H. Davis, Evelyn M. VandenDolder. Tucson, AZ: Arizona Bureau of Geology and Mineral Technology, Geological Survey Branch, 1987.

For Additional Reading

Spencer, J. E. “Possible origin and significance of extension-parallel drainages in Arizona’s metamorphic core complexes.” GSA Bulletin 112, no. 5 (May 1, 2000): 727-735.

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