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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 49 (1965)

Issue: 1. (January)

First Page: 114

Last Page: 114

Title: Contrasting Tectonics of Crustal Blocks in Central and Northwestern Wyoming: ABSTRACT

Author(s): J. D. Love, W. R. Keefer

Article Type: Meeting abstract


In northwestern Wyoming the northern part of the Green River basin was overridden first by the Hoback Range from the west and later by the Gros Ventre Mountains from the northeast. The fault plane underlying the Hoback Range dips 10-30° westward and southwestward; that under the Gros Ventre Mountains, where observed, dips north and northeast about 45°. Eastward displacement of the rocks in the Hoback Range was of such Previous HitmagnitudeTop that it brought markedly contrasting facies within 2 to 4 miles of one another at the northern end of the Green River basin.

Major folding and faulting of most basin margins occurred during Paleocene and earliest Eocene time, but major deformation of the Gros Ventre Mountains was post-early Eocene. Magnitudes and types of movement are interpreted as follows.


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