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Rescue Lineament-Bear Mountains fault zone

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Rescue Lineament-Bear Mountains fault zone

The Rescue Lineament-Bear Mountains fault zone, in eastern California, is a series of co-axial faults located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.[1]

The fault zone represents an ancient suture, the boundary where an ancient crustal block known as an exotic terrane, dubbed by geologists the "Smartville Block", collided with and attached to the North American Plate.


External links

  • USGS: Rescue Lineament-Bear Mountains fault zone — location map

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