Award Date

5-2012

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy in Geoscience

Department

Geoscience

First Committee Member

Andrew Hanson, Chair

Second Committee Member

Wanda Taylor

Third Committee Member

Matthew Lachniet

Fourth Committee Member

Terry Spell

Graduate Faculty Representative

Andrew Andres

Number of Pages

288

Abstract

The Late Neogene Muddy Creek Formation (MCF), exposed in the vicinity of Lake Mead in southern Nevada, represents the youngest widespread Cenozoic sedimentary sequence in the region and is the focus of this study. Historically, the MCF has been largely ignored, with limited previous studies providing only regional-scale constraint on the age, stratigraphy, and mode of deposition for the formation; resulting in a data gap for our understanding of the Late Cenozoic tectonic and sedimentological evolution of southern Nevada.

Keywords

Cenozoic Geologic Period; Cenozoic sedimentary sequence; Earth sciences; Geology, Stratigraphic; Geology, Structural; Muddy creek formation; Neogene Geologic Period; Neogene tectonics; Nevada; Sedimentation; Sedimentation and deposition

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Sedimentology | Stratigraphy | Tectonics and Structure

Language

English

Comments

Attached file: Plate 2.1

Attached file: Plate 4.1

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Plate 2.1

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Plate 4.1


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