The stratigraphy and structure of the Waterman Mountains, Pima County, Arizona

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Title:
The stratigraphy and structure of the Waterman Mountains, Pima County, Arizona
Author:
McClymonds, Neal Erskine,1929-
Issue Date:
1957
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The Waterman Mountains are located about 35 miles west of Tucson in Pima County, Arizona. In the Central and Eastern portion of the range the Pinal schist and Apache group are missing and a pre- Cambrian (?) granite underlies the Paleozoic sediments. The stratigraphy in the mountains includes the Cambrian Troy quartzite and Abrigo formation, the Devonian Martin formation, the Mississippian Escabrosa limestone, the Pennsylvanian Horquilla formation, the Pennsylvanian-Permian Andrada formation, the Permian Scherrer, Concha, and Rainvalley formations, and Cretaceous (?) strata. The sediments were deposited in a shallow, fairly stable basin. The Watermans were probably uplifted during the Laramide orogeny, when compressive stresses from the southwest pushed wedges of Paleozoic strata through the overlying Cretaceous (?) beds. The trends of the major faults within the mountains support the southwestern origin of compression with relatively older faults trending N. 450 W. and dipping southwestward. Relatively younger faults, probably tensional, trend N. 60° 70° E. and N. 85° W. Later Tertiary igneous intrusions are represented by rhyolite sills and dikes in the Cretaceous (?) sediments north of the range. The mineralization in the Watermans is probably related to the Tertiary igneous activity.
Type:
Thesis-Reproduction (electronic); text
LCSH Subjects:
Hydrology.; Geology, Stratigraphic.; Geology -- Arizona -- Waterman Mountains.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Geology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Bryant, D. L.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleThe stratigraphy and structure of the Waterman Mountains, Pima County, Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorMcClymonds, Neal Erskine,1929-en_US
dc.contributor.authorMcClymonds, Neal Erskine,1929-en_US
dc.date.issued1957en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe Waterman Mountains are located about 35 miles west of Tucson in Pima County, Arizona. In the Central and Eastern portion of the range the Pinal schist and Apache group are missing and a pre- Cambrian (?) granite underlies the Paleozoic sediments. The stratigraphy in the mountains includes the Cambrian Troy quartzite and Abrigo formation, the Devonian Martin formation, the Mississippian Escabrosa limestone, the Pennsylvanian Horquilla formation, the Pennsylvanian-Permian Andrada formation, the Permian Scherrer, Concha, and Rainvalley formations, and Cretaceous (?) strata. The sediments were deposited in a shallow, fairly stable basin. The Watermans were probably uplifted during the Laramide orogeny, when compressive stresses from the southwest pushed wedges of Paleozoic strata through the overlying Cretaceous (?) beds. The trends of the major faults within the mountains support the southwestern origin of compression with relatively older faults trending N. 450 W. and dipping southwestward. Relatively younger faults, probably tensional, trend N. 60° 70° E. and N. 85° W. Later Tertiary igneous intrusions are represented by rhyolite sills and dikes in the Cretaceous (?) sediments north of the range. The mineralization in the Watermans is probably related to the Tertiary igneous activity.en_US
dc.description.notehydrology collectionen_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.subject.lcshHydrology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGeology, Stratigraphic.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGeology -- Arizona -- Waterman Mountains.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGeologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairBryant, D. L.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc217287529en_US
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