The Salt Flat Graben is a north-trending, extensional feature located in the western part of West Texas and the southern tip of New Mexico (Fig. 9.1). The graben was formed during Late Cenozois Basin and Range extensional events. The faulting is believed to be mainly Paleozoic and younger, with evidence of Holocene offsets on some faults (Goetz 1980). The development of the graben and some of its structural features were locally influenced by the presence of preexisting, west-northwest-trending high-angle basement-involved reverse faults and monoclinal flexures of the Diablo Platform (see Fig. 9.1).
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- The Salt Flat Graben, West Texas
Dr. Zeev Berger
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