Doctor of Philosophy in Geoscience
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Andrew Hanson, Chair
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Graduate Faculty Representative
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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.
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
Earth Sciences | Sedimentology | Stratigraphy | Tectonics and Structure
Muntean, Thomas William, "Muddy Creek Formation: A Record of Late Neogene Tectonics and Sedimentation in Southern Nevada" (2012). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1522.