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Data for "Serpentinite-rich Gouge in a Creeping Segment of the Bartlett Springs Fault, Northern California: Comparison with SAFOD and Implications for Seismic Hazard"

August 18, 2021

This report presents the mineral chemistry dataset that was used in a published study of serpentinite-rich gouge from an actively creeping trace of the Bartlett Springs Fault in northern California. The fault gouge consists of porphyroclasts of antigorite serpentinite, talc, chlorite, and tremolite-actinolite in a sheared matrix of the same materials. The compositions of spinels in the serpentinite clasts (Table S1) indicate a forearc-peridotite origin for the serpentinite, consistent with a source in the Coast Range ophiolite. The other major minerals in both the porphyroclasts and matrix were analyzed (Table S2) for comparison with serpentinite-bearing gouge from the creeping section of the San Andreas Fault. Table S3 presents serpentine mineral compositions from outcrops of the Coast Range Ophiolite located away from the fault.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2021
Title Data for "Serpentinite-rich Gouge in a Creeping Segment of the Bartlett Springs Fault, Northern California: Comparison with SAFOD and Implications for Seismic Hazard"
DOI 10.5066/P9OUFFKS
Authors Diane E Moore, Robert J McLaughlin, James J Lienkaemper
Product Type Data Release
Record Source USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
USGS Organization Earthquake Hazards Program

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