Geology of the southern portion of Martin's Ridge Monitor Range, Nye County, Nevada
Master of Science (MS)
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This investigation is concerned with a detailed study of the stratigraphy, structure, and paleontology of Lower and Middle Paleozoic miogeosynclinal sediments in east-central Nevada. Seven formations of predominantly clastic carbonate composition were mapped in the vicinity of the southern portion of Martins Ridge. A limited petrographic study of the Tertiary volcanic rocks was conducted.
Martins Ridge is a normal-faulted, west-dipping homocline conical evidence suggest that Antelope Valley is a graben containing approximately 2,000 feet of valley fill. Combined geologic and geophysical evidence indicates that Martins Ridge is the west limb of a large anticlinal structure which once spanned Antelope Valley.
Grabens (Geology); Nevada – Monitor Range; Miogeosynclines
Geology | Stratigraphy | Tectonics and Structure
Behnke, Jerold J., "Geology of the southern portion of Martin's Ridge Monitor Range, Nye County, Nevada" (1961). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1424.