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The Mojave-Sonora megashear constitutes a regional boundary between lithologically distinct Jurassic assemblages of different ages. North of the Mojave-Sonora megashear, arc-related volcanic, volcaniclastic, and clastic rocks, intruded by plutons (175–160 Ma) compose part of the Middle Jurassic (commonly ca. 175 Ma) igneous province, previously recognized in Arizona and California. Distinct domains among Jurassic igneous rocks in northern Sonora are: (1) southern Papago, a region where pre-Jurassic rocks are unknown, (2) Nogales-Cananea-Nacozari, where Jurassic rocks are underlain by 1.7–1.4 Ga crystalline basement, and (3) Mojave-Sonora, where strata, including Oxfordian beds, along the north side of the Mojave-Sonora megashear are commonly strongly...

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