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A geophysical study of Mesquite Valley: Nevada-California border

Park, Stephen and Brome, Isabel and Cunningham, Paul and Harris, Ruth and Hess, Thomas and Hodges, John and Kirkpatrick, Dwight and Madden, Theodore and Mellen, Michael and Menoher, Jeffrey and Michael, Andrew and Molnar, Peter and Murray, Mark and Olgaard, David and Standley, Pamela and Stock, Joann and Stork, Christof and Wray, S. Tanner (1985) A geophysical study of Mesquite Valley: Nevada-California border. Journal of Geophysical Research B, 90 (B10). pp. 8685-8689. ISSN 0148-0227. doi:10.1029/JB090iB10p08685.

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This paper reports the results of a geophysical investigation of a sedimentary basin, Mesquite Valley, and its surrounding area in the Basin and Range province of the western United States. Mesquite Valley is located about 40 km south-southwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, and straddles the border between Nevada and California (Figure 1). It is surrounded on three sides by mountains in which Paleozoic sedimentary rocks and Precambrian granites and gneisses crop out (Figure 1) [Burchfiel et al., 1974; Durchfiel and Davis, 1971; Hewett, 1956]. Unlike most basins in the Basin and Range province, however, there are no clearly active, range-bounding normal faults, and, in general, the surrounding topography is more subdued than in the regions farther west or north.

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Additional Information:© 1985 by the American Geophysical Union. Received April 18, 1984; revised April 25, 1985; accepted April 29, 1985. Paper number 4B5080. We are indebted to the University of California at Riverside and to Stanford University for providing us with seismic and gravity equipment and would like to single out Shawn Biehler and George Thompson for their roles in extending us this help, without which this study could not have been carried out. We also wish to thank Beno, Ron, and Tanya Atwater, Clark Burchfiel, Del Cate, Larky Hodges, Rick Schult, R. W. Simpson, Tom Wissler, Mary Lou Zoback, and an anonymous associate editor for help of various kinds.
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Official Citation:(1985), A geophysical study of Mesquite Valley: Nevada-California border, J. Geophys. Res., 90(B10), 8685–8689, doi:10.1029/JB090iB10p08685
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