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The U.S. Cordillera is typical of orogenic belts in its preservation of multiple episodes of extensional, strike-slip, and compressional deformation. Widespread, latest Proterozoic extension established an early Paleozoic passive margin (Stewart; 1972; Bond and Kominz, 1984). Other events, probably of lesser overall magnitude and extent, include mid-Proterozoic rifting in the Pacific Northwest, resulting in the accumulation of the Belt Supergroup, late Paleozoic rifting along the continental margin arc (Miller and others, 1984) and perhaps also within the craton and miogeocline (Kluth, 1986), and Mesozoic extensional tectonism in the “hinterland” of the Mesozoic fold...

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