publication . Article . Other literature type . 1985

Franciscan Complex Calera limestones: accreted remnants of Farallon Plate oceanic plateaus

Tarduno, John A.; McWilliams, Michael; Debiche, Michel G.; Sliter, William V.; Blake, M. C.;
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  • Published: 26 Sep 1985
Abstract
The Calera Limestone, part of the Franciscan Complex of northern California, may have formed in a palaeoenvironment similar to Hess and Shatsky Rises of the present north-west Pacific1. We report here new palaeomagnetic results, palaeontological data and recent plate-motion models that reinforce this assertion. The Calera Limestone may have formed on Farallon Plate plateaus, north of the Pacific–Farallon spreading centre as a counterpart to Hess or Shatsky Rises. In one model2, the plateaus were formed by hotspots close to the Farallon–Pacific ridge axis. On accretion to North America, plateau dissection in the late Cretaceous to Eocene (50–70 Myr) could explain...
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free text keywords: Multidisciplinary, Farallon Plate, Paleomagnetism, Paleontology, Pillow lava, Cretaceous, Geology, Subduction, Pacific Plate, Plate tectonics, Plateau, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography
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