Complex Proterozoic Crustal Assembly of Southwestern North America in an Arcuate Subduction System: The Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Southwestern Colorado

  1. Karl E. Kalstrom and
  2. G. Randy Keller
  1. Micah J. Jessup1,
  2. Karl E. Kalstrom2,
  3. James Connelly3,
  4. Michael Williams4,
  5. Richard Livaccari5,
  6. Amanda Tyson6 and
  7. Steven A. Rogers7

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/154GM03

The Rocky Mountain Region: An Evolving Lithosphere Tectonics, Geochemistry, and Geophysics

The Rocky Mountain Region: An Evolving Lithosphere Tectonics, Geochemistry, and Geophysics

How to Cite

Jessup, M. J., Kalstrom, K. E., Connelly, J., Williams, M., Livaccari, R., Tyson, A. and Rogers, S. A. (2005) Complex Proterozoic Crustal Assembly of Southwestern North America in an Arcuate Subduction System: The Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Southwestern Colorado, in The Rocky Mountain Region: An Evolving Lithosphere Tectonics, Geochemistry, and Geophysics (eds K. E. Kalstrom and G. R. Keller), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/154GM03

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131; Department of Geological Sciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061

  2. 2

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131

  3. 3

    Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712

  4. 4

    Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts, 611 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003-9297

  5. 5

    Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences, Mesa State, 1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81502

  6. 6

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131; Department of Earth and Environment, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075

  7. 7

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131; Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904191

Online ISBN: 9781118666326

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Keywords:

  • Orogeny—Rocky Mountains;
  • Geology, Structural—Rocky Mountains;
  • Geophysics—Rocky Mountains;
  • Core-mantle boundary

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Background

  • Geometric and Kinematic Analysis of the Black Canyon Region

  • The Dubois and Cochetopa Successions

  • The Black Canyon and Dubois Succession Contact

  • The Cebolla Creek Quartzite Conglomerate

  • The Proterrozoic Rocks of the Uncompahgre Plateau

  • U-PB Geochronology

  • IN SITU Monazite Geochronology

  • Regional Importance of Nw-Trending Fabrics in Southwestern Colorado

  • Plate Tectonic Model for Crustal Assembly

  • Tectonic Overview