EARLY MIOCENE CRUSTAL EXTENSION AND BASIN DEVELOPMENT: CENTRAL MOJAVE DESERT, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Robert P. Fillmore, John M. Fletcher, 1996. "EARLY MIOCENE CRUSTAL EXTENSION AND BASIN DEVELOPMENT: CENTRAL MOJAVE DESERT, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA", Field Conference Guide, AAPG National Convention, San Diego, California, Patrick L Abbott, John D Cooper
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The Mojave Desert region of southern California is geologically defined as the wedge-shaped area bounded to the north by the Garlock fault, and to the south by the San Andreas fault (Fig. 1). The east boundary is less easily defined and is arbitrarily placed along the Colorado River. Geographically, the region centers around the town of Barstow and the Tertiary geologic elements that are the focus of this field trip lie within a 60 km radius of Barstow.