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The Hueco bolson of Trans-Pecos Texas formed in response to Cenozoic extensional tectonism and lies within the southern Rio Grande rift near the poorly defined boundary between the rift and the southern Basin and Range province. The bolson is composed of a northwest subbasin that contains north-striking normal faults and a southeast subbasin that contains northwest-striking normal faults. Cenozoic basin fill is thin (less than 150 to 200 m) on the east and northeast bolson margins and is thick (as much as 2,850 m) in the central bolson and on the west and southwest bolson margins where major normal faults...

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