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The Furnace Creek Basin is a northwest-southeast oriented structural trough, bordered to the northeast by the Furnace Creek fault zone (FCFZ), which separates the basin from the Funeral Mountains, and to the southwest by the Green water Range and the Grand View fault, which borders the Black Mountains (Figure1). Subsidence of the Furnace Creek Basin was controlled by movement on the pre-existing dextral strike-slip FCFZ beginning in the Miocene, coincident with regional extension (Cemen et al., 1985). The Centra lDeath Valley basin is a pull-apart basin with the form of an east-tilting half-graben (Ellis and Trexler,1991) formed largely by...

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