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Northern Death Valley fault zone, Mesquite Flat-Screwbean Spring section (Class A) No. 141b

Last Review Date: 2002-03-04

Compiled in cooperation with the California Geological Survey

County(s) and State(s) INYO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA
Physiographic province(s) BASIN AND RANGE
Reliability of location Good
Compiled at 1:100,000 scale.
Length (km) This section is 30 km of a total fault length of 100 km.
Average strike N34°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.

Curry, H.D., 1938, Strike-slip faulting in Death Valley, California [abs.]: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 49, p. 1874-1875.

Klinger, R.E., and Piety, L.A., 1996, Evaluation and characterization of Quaternary faulting on the Death Valley and Furnace Creek faults, Death Valley, California: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Seismotectonic Report 96-10, 97 p.

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., 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.

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.