Stratigraphy and paleogeography of Late Cretaceous and Paleogene rocks of southwest Utah (MP 90-2)

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P. M. Goldstrand

This paper describes the stratigraphy of the Late Cretaceous and Paleogene nonmarine strata of southwestern Utah. Paleocurrent analysis, depositional system reconstructions, and provenance studies are used to reconstruct the paleogeography from early Campanian to middle Eocene. These data document three temporally overlapping tectonic episodes recorded in the Late Cretaceous and Paleogene rocks: 1) active Sevier-style thrust activity; 2) postorogenic uplift and erosion of the thrust belt, and; 3) active Laramide-style folding.

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Published: 1990
Pages: 58 p.
Location: Garfield County, Iron County, Washington County, and Wayne County
Media Type: Paper Publication

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