Formation of the Sierra Nevada Batholith
This comprehensive field guide takes you on a six-day, west-to-east geologic journey across the Mesozoic magmatic arc of the central Sierra Nevada in California. It contains a summary of field, structural, geochemical, and geochronologic data collected by a number of researchers on individual intrusions (Guadalupe Igneous Complex and nearby Hornitos pluton, Fine Gold Intrusive Suite, Yosemite Valley Intrusive Suite, Tuolumne Intrusive Complex). This guide also includes data on the basement terranes intruded by these intrusions, Mesozoic volcanic-sedimentary sections, and data derived of several Sierra Nevada-wide data sets (plutonic, volcanic and sedimentary geochronology, strain analyses, structures, and geochemistry). Syntheses of these data sets at the end of the guide focus on magmatic processes from the mineral to the arc scale, as well as contemporaneous tectonics, and the tempos controlling magmatism, deformation, exhumation, and erosion/redeposition in the Sierran arc.
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