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The Alisitos arc segment is the southernmost and only part of the western Peninsular Ranges batholith accreted during the Cretaceous. Collision-related deformation is concentrated along the northern and eastern margins of the arc segment. While shortening within the Alisitos arc produced similar amounts of crustal thickening throughout the arc, suppression of parts of the lower crust of the Alisitos arc due to throw across the terrane-bounding faults varies substantially. Geobarometric change across the Main Mártir thrust suggests that ~15 km of additional crust was thrust onto the central Alisitos arc.

Geochemical and geochronologic data from intrusive rocks of the Alisitos...

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