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A prevailing hypothesis for the central Cascade Range of Washington State is that it underwent regional extension or transtension during the Eocene. This hypothesis is based on the idea that kilometers-thick, clastic, Eocene formations were deposited syntectonically in local basins. Our mapping and structural analysis indicate that these formations are preserved in fault-bounded, regional synclines, not in separate depositional basins. Thus, the type area for the hypothesis, the so-called Chiwaukum graben, is here renamed the Chiwaukum Structural Low. The Eocene arkosic Chum-stick Formation, which was thought to have been syntectonically deposited in the graben, is the proximal equivalent of...

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