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Northern Death Valley fault zone, Grapevine Mountains section (Class A) No. 141a

Last Review Date: 2002-03-04

Compiled in cooperation with the California Geological Survey

County(s) and State(s) ESMERALDA COUNTY, NEVADA
INYO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
Physiographic province(s) BASIN AND RANGE
Reliability of location Good
Compiled at 1:100,000 scale.
Length (km) This section is 38 km of a total fault length of 100 km.
Average strike N28°W (for section)
Sense of movement Right lateral
Dip Vertical
Historic earthquake
Most recent prehistoric deformation latest Quaternary (<15 ka)
Slip-rate category Between 1.0 and 5.0 mm/yr
References Brogan, G.E., Kellogg, K.S., Slemmons, D.B., and Terhune, C.L., 1991, Late Quaternary faulting along the Death Valley-Furnace Creek fault system, California and Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1991, 23 p., 4 pls., scale 1:62,500.

Bryant, W.A., 1988, Northern Death Valley-Furnace Creek fault zone, southern Mono and eastern Inyo Counties, California: California Division of Mines and Geology Fault Evaluation Report FER-193, 20 p., 1 pl., scale 1:62,500.

dePolo, C.M., 1998, A reconnaissance technique for estimating the slip rate of normal-slip faults in the Great Basin, and application to faults in Nevada, U.S.A.: Reno, University of Nevada, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, 199 p.

Hamilton, W.B., 1988, Detachment faulting in the Death Valley region, California and Nevada, in Carr, M.D., and Yount, J.C., eds., Geologic and hydrologic investigations of a potential nuclear waste disposal site at Yucca Mountain, southern Nevada: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1790, p. 51-85.

Jennings, C.W., 1994, Fault activity map of California and adjacent areas, with locations of recent volcanic eruptions: California Division of Mines and Geology Geologic Data Map 6, 92 p., 2 pls., scale 1:750,000.

Klinger, R.E., and Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., 2001, Field trip guide for Day A, northern Death Valley, in Machette, M.N., Johnson, M.L., and Slate, J.L., eds., eds., Quaternary and late Pliocene geology of the Death Valley region—Recent observations on tectonics, stratigraphy, and lake cycles (Guidebook for the 2001 Pacific Cell, Friends of the Pleistocene Fieldtrip): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-51, p. A5-A49.

Machette, M.N., Klinger, R.E., Knott, J.R., Wills, C.J., Bryant, W.A., and Reheis, M.C., 2001, A proposed nomenclature for the Death Valley fault system, in Machette, M.N., Johnson, M.L., and Slate, J.L., eds., eds., Quaternary and late Pliocene geology of the Death Valley region—Recent observations on tectonics, stratigraphy, and lake cycles (Guidebook for the 2001 Pacific Cell, Friends of the Pleistocene Fieldtrip): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-51, p. J173-J183.

Machette, M.N., Menges, C., Slate, J.L., Crone, A.J., Klinger, R.E., Piety, L.A., Sarna-Wojcicki, A.M., and Thompson, R.A., 2001, Field trip guide for Day B, Furnace Creek area, in Machette, M.N., Johnson, M.L., and Slate, J.L., eds., eds., Quaternary and late Pliocene geology of the Death Valley region—Recent observations on tectonics, stratigraphy, and lake cycles—Guidebook for the 2001 Pacific Cell, Friends of the Pleistocene Fieldtrip: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 01-51, p. B51–B88.

Piety, L.A., 1995, Compilation of known and suspected Quaternary faults within 100 km of Yucca Mountain, Nevada and California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 94-112, 404 p., 2 pls., scale 1:250,000.

Reheis, M.C., and Noller, J.S., 1991, Aerial photographic interpretation of lineaments and faults in late Cenozoic deposits in the eastern part of the Benton Range 1:100,000 quadrangle and the Goldfield, Last Chance Range, Beatty, and Death Valley Junction 1:100,000 quadrangles, Nevada and California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 90-41, 9 p., 4 sheets, scale 1:100,000.

Reynolds, M.W., 1969, Stratigraphy and structural geology of the Titus and Titanothere canyons area, Death Valley, California: Berkeley, University of California, unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, 310 p., 10 pls.

Stewart, J.H., 1983, Extensional tectonics in the Death Valley area, California—Transport of the Panamint Range structural block 80 km northwestward: Geology, v. 11, no. 3, p. 153-157.

Wernicke, B., Axen, G.J., and Snow, J.K., 1988, Basin and Range extensional tectonics at the latitude of Las Vegas, Nevada: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 100, p. 1738-1757.