Mesozoic Plutonism in the central Sierra Nevada Batholith: A review of works on mineralogy and isotopes in relation to models for batholith formation

Unger Tanya, University of Colorado

This webpage, developed by a student as part of a "Tectonics of the Western U.S." course at the University of Colorado, is a useful summary of past and current ideas about the origin of the Sierra Nevada batholith in California. The page contains informative text, color graphics, supplementary explanations of relevant isotope systems, a list of references, and a page of related links.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Igneous Processes, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Focus on the Cretaceous: Magmatism
Topics: Solid Earth, Time/Earth History
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Petrology