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Plate-tectonic mechanism of Laramide deformation.

January 1, 1981

The Laramide compressive deformation of the craton was caused by a clockwise rotation of about 2-4o of the Colorado Plateau region relative to the continental interior, during late Late Cretaceous and early Tertiary time. Late Paleozoic and Neogene deformation of the craton also were produced by motion of a southwestern subplate relative to the continental interior. -from Author

Citation Information

Publication Year 1981
Title Plate-tectonic mechanism of Laramide deformation.
Authors W. Hamilton
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Contributions to Geology - University of Wyoming, Laramie
Series Number
Index ID 70011903
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization