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Depositional Model for Unit E

Red ball iconTHE MIDCONTINENT RIFT SYSTEM IN IOWA

 

 

Depositional Model for
Unit E


by R.R. Anderson

As compression began to force the central graben up, Unit D rocks were eroded from the newly- forming Iowa Horst. These remobilized clastics were transported to the margins of the horst where they mixed with clastics transported from outside of the rift and were deposited in flanking basins.

 
   
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