Neogene sedimentation, volcanism, and faulting in the eastern Coyote Mountains, Salton Trough, southern California
Published:January 01, 2017
Bykerk-Kauffman Ann, 2017. "Neogene sedimentation, volcanism, and faulting in the eastern Coyote Mountains, Salton Trough, southern California", Field Excursions in Southern California: Field Guides to the 2016 GSA Cordilleran Section Meeting, Brian Kraatz, Jade Star Lackey, Joan E. Fryxell
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The Coyote Mountains of southern California lie at the interface of the Peninsular Ranges and Colorado Desert geomorphic provinces, along the active right-lateral Elsinore fault, just north of the Mexican border. This field-trip guide explores the southeastern part of the range and examines the field evidence for (1) the early Miocene passing of the edge of the slab window underneath the area as the subduction zone west of the area shut down, (2) the inception of the West Salton detachment fault between 8 and 4.5 Ma, and (3) the uplift and right-lateral distributed shearing of the range since ca. 1.2 Ma.