Skip to Main Content

The structural and Stratigraphic interrelationships between thrust plates and transcurrent faults provide a means to establish the relative ages and regional correlations of imbricate thrust plates in the central Sevier orogenic belt. The key structure in this area is the Leamington transcurrent fault, which defines the southern boundary of the Charleston-Nebo thrust plate and which appears to have undergone at least two periods of renewed movement after the initial emplacement of this thrust plate. Detailed evaluation of these recurrent movements, coupled with Stratigraphic comparisons and structural analysis, indicates the apparent correlation of the Tintic Valley and Pavant thrusts and the Sheeprock and Canyon Range thrusts, and it also highlights the great regional extent of the Wah Wah-Frisco thrust sheet. The westward concealment of the Leamington transcurrent fault and possibly the Canyon Range thrust fault beneath the Wah Wah-Frisco plate further indicates that the Sevier orogeny apparently took place in two relatively independent episodes, a conclusion originally suggested by the general relationships of the Indianola Group and the Price River Formation.

You do not currently have access to this chapter.

Figures & Tables





Citing Books via

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal