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The Basin and Range province at the latitude of Las Vegas, Nevada (approximately 36°N), is ideally suited for reconstructing Neogene extension owing to an abundance of structural markers, primarily Mesozoic thrust faults, developed within the generally conformable Cordilleran miogeocline. In map view, extension is heterogeneous and is divisible into two major extensional domains, the Las Vegas and Death Valley normal fault systems, that lie east and west (respectively) of a relatively unextended median block. We determined horizontal relative-motion vectors between pairs of reference points across the province, chosen so as to best allow geologic markers to constrain the relative motion...

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