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The Clipper Mountains in the eastern Mojave Desert expose evidence of Jurassic plutonic intrusion along what was an active thrust at the east fringe of the exposed Cordilleran Jurassic magmatic arc. This event occurred during a period of widespread arc magmatism and intra-arc thrusting in the Cordillera related to subduction under the west edge of North America. Jurassic plutons in the eastern Mojave Desert are compositionally more diverse and more K2O-rich than Cretaceous plutons. Late-kinematic intrusion of the Jurassic Goldhammer pluton, exposed in the Clipper Mountains, was along an active ductile thrust fault that put Proterozoic basement gneiss...

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