Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
W. David Liddell
Robert Q. Oaks Jr
Benjamin J. Burger
This study examined the Middle Cambrian (c. 500 MA) Lincoln Peak Formation and Patterson Pass Shale. The initial goal was to create a stratigraphic model for these units. This model was then compared to those from already studied units in western Utah, which combined with the Nevada units form the rock record of an ancient feature known as the House Range Embayment, which was an area of greater water depth superimposed on the continental shelf. This study found that the Nevada units exhibit a series of depositional sequences similar to those in western Utah, but at a lower resolution. This reflects the greater water depth and distance from sediment supply in Nevada, compared to Utah during the Cambrian. In addition, the size of the House Range Embayment was better constrained, and was shown to be part of a larger extensional basin, which confirms and expands on earlier studies of the embayment.
Zallum, Ibrahim, "Stratigraphy of the Middle Cambrian Lincoln Peak Formation and Evolution of the House Range Embayment, eastern Nevada" (2017). All Graduate Plan B and other Reports. 1019.
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