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Pliocene and Quaternary stratigraphic architecture and drainage systems of the Big Lost Trough, northeastern Snake River Plain, Idaho

Geslin, J.K.; Link, Paul K.; Riesterer, J W; Kuntz, Mel A; Fanning, Christopher


The geometry, volcanic-sedimentary stratigraphic architecture, and distribution of clastic sedimentary facies reflect a complex tectonic setting and fluctuations in climatic conditions during the past 2.5 m.y. in the Big Lost Trough on the eastern Snake River Plain. Interaction of the migrating Yellowstone hotspot and developing Basin and Range structures controlled the spatial distribution of volcanic rift zones that define the margins of the Big Lost Trough, an arid, underfilled basin. The...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1130/0-8137-2353-1.11


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