Terry L. Pavlis, Laura F. Serpa, Charles Keener; Role of seismogenic processes in fault-rock development: An example from Death Valley, California. Geology ; 21 (3): 267–270. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1993)021<0267:ROSPIF>2.3.CO;2
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Fault rocks developed along the Mormon Point turtleback of southern Death Valley suggest that a jog in the oblique-slip Death Valley fault zone served as an ancient seismic barrier, where dominantly strike-slip ruptures were terminated at a dilatant jog. Dramatic spatial variations in fault-rock thickness and type within the bend are interpreted as the products of: (1) fault "overshoot," in which planar ruptures bypass the intersection of the two faults composing the bend and slice into the underlying footwall; and (2) implosion brecciation, in which coseismic ruptures arrested at a releasing bend in the fault lead to catastrophic collapse brecciation, fluid influx, and mineralization.