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Provenance of Eocene river sediments from the central northern Sierra Nevada and implications for paleotopography

Cecil, M R; Ducea, Mihai; Reiners, Peter; Gehrels, George; Mulch, Andreas; Allen, Charlotte M; Campbell, Ian


Geochronology of fluvial deposits can be used to characterize provenance, the paleotopography of sediment source regions, and the development of regional drainage systems. We present U-Pb and (U-Th)/He ages of detrital zircon grains from Eocene gravels preserved in several paleoriver systems along the western flank of the central and northern Sierra Nevada. These ages allow us to trace the sourcing of detritus in paleorivers and to constrain the evolution of the Sierra Nevada range front. U-Pb...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Tectonics
DOI: 10.1029/2010TC002717


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