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Paleocene Lower Wilcox Group sedimentation rates are three times the Cenozoic average for the Gulf of Mexico region and are attributed to Laramide tectonism within the Laramide–Rocky Mountains region. These increased rates likely represent the erosion of easily weathered Phanerozoic strata that blanketed the Laramide-age basement-cored uplifts. Geologic observations and U-Pb geochronology are not sufficient to fully address this hypothesis alone, so we conducted 439 Lu-Hf isotopic analyses on detrital zircons from eight samples from the San Juan Basin and five samples from the Gulf of Mexico Basin. Focusing on the zircons younger than 300 Ma allowed us to...

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