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Journal: Lithosphere
Publisher: GSW
Published: 01 December 2010
Lithosphere (2010) 2 (6): 411–417.
...Colin B. Amos; Keith I. Kelson; Dylan H. Rood; David T. Simpson; Ronn S. Rose Abstract The Kern Canyon fault represents a major tectonic and physiographic boundary in the southern Sierra Nevada of east-central California. Previous investigations of the Kern Canyon fault underscore its importance...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 September 2010
GSA Bulletin (2010) 122 (9-10): 1671–1685.
...Elisabeth S. Nadin; Jason B. Saleeby Abstract The Kern Canyon fault, the longest fault in the southern Sierra Nevada, is an active structure and has been reactivated at discrete times over the past ∼100 m.y. in response to changing lithospheric stresses. After initiation as a Cretaceous...
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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 July 2008
DOI: 10.1130/2008.2438(15)
... Regional spatial variation patterns in igneous emplacement pressures, initial 87 Sr/ 86 Sr (Sr i ) values, zircon U/Pb ages, and pluton bulk compositions of the Sierra Nevada batholith are disrupted by the ~130-km-long proto–Kern Canyon fault, a Late Cretaceous ductile shear zone...
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 March 1979
Geology (1979) 7 (3): 118–119.
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 March 1979
Geology (1979) 7 (3): 119.
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 April 1978
Geology (1978) 6 (4): 205–208.
...James G. Moore; Edward du Bray Abstract The north-trending Kern Canyon fault, the longest fault within the southern Sierra Nevada, has been mapped from lat 36°00′N to its northern end near lat 36°40′N. The fault cuts and offsets granitic plutons as young as 80 m.y., but despite the fact that many...
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Photographs of the <span class="search-highlight">Kern</span> <span class="search-highlight">Canyon</span> <span class="search-highlight">fault</span> in the Little <span class="search-highlight">Kern</span> lava flow ( Fig. 2 ...
Published: 01 September 2010
Figure 5. Photographs of the Kern Canyon fault in the Little Kern lava flow ( Fig. 2 location 7, and mapped in yellow on Fig. 2B ), from the air (A) and from the ground (B). (A) A 20-m topographic notch appears west of the Kern Canyon fault. Note also the pervasive shearing of basalt
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Sample locations for proto–<span class="search-highlight">Kern</span> <span class="search-highlight">Canyon</span> <span class="search-highlight">fault</span> thermometry (stars) and  40 Ar...
Published: 01 April 2016
Figure 5. Sample locations for proto–Kern Canyon fault thermometry (stars) and 40 Ar/ 39 Ar ages (small squares) mapped on an igneous crystallization depth contour surface (modified from Nadin and Saleeby, 2008 ). The large squares give sample numbers and temperatures from titanium-in-quartz
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STEREOGRAPHIC AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS REVIEWED FOR <span class="search-highlight">KERN</span> <span class="search-highlight">CANYON</span> <span class="search-highlight">FAULT</span> STUDY
Published: 01 June 2012
TABLE 1. STEREOGRAPHIC AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS REVIEWED FOR KERN CANYON FAULT STUDY
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Oblique aerial photograph of the location where the <span class="search-highlight">Kern</span> <span class="search-highlight">Canyon</span> <span class="search-highlight">fault</span> cross...
Published: 01 June 2012
Figure 5. Oblique aerial photograph of the location where the Kern Canyon fault crosses Brin Creek. View is to the west-northwest. Photograph shows fault-deflected stream channel and uplifted alluvial surface on the west side of fault.
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Overview map of the <span class="search-highlight">Kern</span> <span class="search-highlight">Canyon</span> <span class="search-highlight">fault</span> zone showing the surface trace mapped...
Published: 01 December 2010
Figure 1. Overview map of the Kern Canyon fault zone showing the surface trace mapped from lidar data. Other major Quaternary active faults in the southeastern Sierra Nevada region are abbreviated as follows: GF—Garlock fault; LLF—Little Lake fault; OVF—Owens Valley fault; SNFF—Sierra Nevada
Journal Article
Journal: Geosphere
Published: 01 June 2012
Geosphere (2012) 8 (3): 581–591.
...TABLE 1. STEREOGRAPHIC AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS REVIEWED FOR KERN CANYON FAULT STUDY ...
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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 July 2008
DOI: 10.1130/2008.2438(14)
... Valley suite and extends for an unknown distance to the north of the study area. The Bear Valley and Needles suites are tectonically separated from the Domelands suite by the proto–Kern Canyon fault, which is a regional Late Cretaceous ductile shear zone that runs along the axis of the southern Sierra...
Journal Article
Journal: Geosphere
Published: 01 April 2016
Geosphere (2016) 12 (2): 377–399.
...Figure 5. Sample locations for proto–Kern Canyon fault thermometry (stars) and 40 Ar/ 39 Ar ages (small squares) mapped on an igneous crystallization depth contour surface (modified from Nadin and Saleeby, 2008 ). The large squares give sample numbers and temperatures from titanium-in-quartz...
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Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 March 1990
Geology (1990) 18 (3): 255–259.
...Cathy J. Busby-Spera; Jason B. Saleeby Abstract The Kern Canyon fault is a major north-trending fault that is continuous for a distance of 140 km in the southern Sierra Nevada, California. Previous geologic mapping and geochronological work along the northern third of the fault indicate...
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Hillshade topographic map of the southern Sierra Nevada and surrounding reg...
Published: 01 June 2012
Figure 2. Hillshade topographic map of the southern Sierra Nevada and surrounding region, showing fault sections of the Kern Canyon fault and detailed investigation sites described in Kelson et al. (2010 a) and URS/FWLA (2010) . Relations between the proto–Kern Canyon fault zone (pKCFz), Kern
Journal Article
Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 April 1946
GSA Bulletin (1946) 57 (4): 355–382.
... the deductions of Lawson (1904) that the Kern flowed eastward from the upper Kern Basin across Toowa Valley. Structural control of the Kern River by the Kern Canyon fault is shown to have been effected at the beginning of the older of two cycles; principal evidence is found in the plotted erosional surfaces...
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Oblique aerial photograph looking north along the south <span class="search-highlight">Kern</span> section of the...
Published: 01 June 2012
Figure 4. Oblique aerial photograph looking north along the south Kern section of the Kern Canyon fault. The prominent alignment of linear bedrock notches, saddles, and sidehill benches that creates the Rincon is apparent. Note that the Kern Canyon fault runs along the Rincon, not the Kern River
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Color contour maps of Ar ages (including K-Ar and  40 Ar/ 39 Ar; see Supple...
Published: 01 April 2016
, young regions north and south of it. The southeast Isabella domain on the Ar hornblende map (A) is east of the proto–Kern Canyon fault, which in this time-temperature frame guided exhumation of the southeasternmost Sierra Nevada batholith. On the Ar biotite map (B), the southeast Isabella domain
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Photograph (A) and line sketch (B) looking down on Miocene–Holocene brittle...
Published: 01 September 2010
Figure 4. Photograph (A) and line sketch (B) looking down on Miocene–Holocene brittle features overprinting Cretaceous mylonitic fabric along the Kern Canyon fault at Engineer Point (see Fig. 2A , point 3 for the location, and Fig. 6C for an oblique aerial view of the scarp). Mylonitic fabrics