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Geology of a Part of the Panamint Range, California

Murphy, F. M. (1932) Geology of a Part of the Panamint Range, California. California Journal of Mines and Geology, 28 (3). pp. 329-356. ISSN 0096-1558.

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The Panamint Range is a tilted fault-block, uplifted probably in Tertiary time and rejuvenated by very complex recent faulting on the west. This great block is approximately 100 miles long, but the reconnaissance geologic map covers only a tract in the southern portion of the range about 21 miles from north to south. The oldest formation consists of a great thickness of undifferentiated and regionally metamorphosed rocks, embracing schists, gneisses, and marble, predominantly of sedimentary origin, injected by granitic rocks and cut by diabase dikes. These are overlain by less highly metamorphosed slaty schists and dolomitic limestones, separated by a nonconformity from a succession of rocks consisting largely of limestones, dolomites, and schists. The age of the rock formations is unknown, but is believed to range from pre-Cambrian to Lower Paleozoic. Structure within the range is not entirely clear and that of certain rock masses is indeterminable. The older rocks on the west slope show a westward dip of the foliation, while the younger formations, forming the crest of the range and the Death Valley side, dip gently eastward.

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Additional Information:© 1932 California State Mining Bureau. The writer desires to thank his many friends in the area for numerous courtesies extended, and to express his appreciation for their active interest shown during the progress of the work. He is especially grateful to Messrs. F. L. Ransome, J. P. Buwalda, Rene Engel, and J. E. Wolff for their kindness in accompanying him on short field trips to the region, for suggestions concerning many of the problems involved in the work, and for reviewing the manuscript.
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