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Marginal basin flysch deposits of the western Jurassic belt of the Klamath Mountains were thrust eastward beneath the western Paleozoic and Triassic belt during the Late Jurassic Nevadan orogeny. Nevadan underthrusting created two generations of nearly coaxial north-trending folds within the western Jurassic belt rocks. These structures formed at chlorite-grade, greenschist-facies conditions and have accompanying pressure solution and mineral recrystallization. The geometry of the Nevadan structures suggests that the thrusting direction was roughly west–east in present coordinates. This direction is perpendicular to the regional strike of the bounding thrust faults and is consistent across 35 km of dip exposure. Post-Nevadan...

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