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Previous structural interpretations of the Sonoma Range in north-central Nevada have concluded that the Tobin thrust fault—regarded as the equivalent of the Golconda thrust fault—is younger than other thrust faults of post-Triassic age in the range. However, thrust emplacement of the distinctive oceanic upper Paleozoic rocks of the Golconda allochthon over a large region in western and north-central Nevada, and perhaps even beyond, seems to have taken place prior to deposition of Triassic strata in the region. Hence, the structural relationships in the Sonoma Range that bear on the age of the Golconda thrust fault have been questioned.

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