7. Phanerozoic Tectonism, Grand Canyon, Arizona

  1. Donald P. Elston,
  2. George H. Billingsley and
  3. Richard A. Young
  1. Peter W. Huntoon

Published Online: 22 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/FT115p0076

Geology of Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona (With Colorado River Guides): Lee Ferry to Pierce Ferry, Arizona

Geology of Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona (With Colorado River Guides): Lee Ferry to Pierce Ferry, Arizona

How to Cite

Huntoon, P. W. (1989) Phanerozoic Tectonism, Grand Canyon, Arizona, in Geology of Grand Canyon, Northern Arizona (With Colorado River Guides): Lee Ferry to Pierce Ferry, Arizona (eds D. P. Elston, G. H. Billingsley and R. A. Young), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/FT115p0076

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology and Geophysics, University Of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875906423

Online ISBN: 9781118667057

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Keywords:

  • Cordilleran tectonics;
  • Grand canyon and stresses causing monoclines;
  • Laramide erosion surface;
  • Laramide orogeny;
  • Paleozoic and Mesozoic;
  • Phanerozoic tectonism

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Paleozoic and Mesozoic Setting

  • Cambrian to Late Triassic Deformation

  • Late Triassic to Late Cretaceous Uplift

  • Laramide Orogeny

  • Cordilleran Tectonics

  • Grand Canyon Monoclines

  • Stresses Causing Monoclines

  • Sinuosity and Branching of Monoclines

  • Age of Monoclines

  • Eocene to Miocene Stability

  • Laramide Erosion Surface

  • Lower Tertiary Rocks

  • Early Tertiary Tectonism

  • Miocene to Holocene Extension

  • Normal Faulting

  • Extensional Sag

  • Extensional Basins

  • Age of Faulting

  • Recurrent Late Cenozoic Faulting

  • Disruption of Drainage