Mojave

Basement domain in the Central and Southwest

Geologic information

Region Central and Southwest
Alternate names Mojavia
Crust
Formation age: 1840 Ma
Notes Older crustal component >2.0; crustal growth ages 1.84, 1.78-1.76 Ga; includes Elves Chasm gneiss

Geographic extent

Bibliographic references

Barth, A.P., Wooden, J.L., Coleman, D.S., and Fanning, C.M., 2000, Geochronology of the Proterozoic basement of southwesternmost North America, and the origin and evolution of the Mojave crustal province: Tectonics, v. 19, p. 616–629; doi: 10.1029/1999TC001145.Duebendorfer, E.M., Chamberlain, K.R., and Fry, B., 2006, Mojave-Yavapai boundary zone, southwestern United States—A rifting model for the formation of an isotopically mixed crustal boundary zone: Geology, v. 34, p. 681–684; doi: 10.1130/G22581.1.Nelson, S.T., Hart, G.L., and Frost, C.D., 2011, A reassessment of Mojavia and a new Cheyenne Belt alignment in the eastern Great Basin: Geosphere; v. 7, p. 513–527; doi: 10.1130/GES00595.1.Mueller, P.A., Wooden, J.L., Mogk, D.W., and Foster, D.A., 2011, Paleoproterozoic evolution of the Farmington zone—Implications for terrane accretion in southwestern Laurentia: Lithosphere, v. 3, p. 401–408.Mueller, P.A., Wooden, J.L., Mogk, D.W., and Foster, D.A., 2011, Paleoproterozoic evolution of the Farmington zone—Implications for terrane accretion in southwestern Laurentia: Lithosphere, v. 3, p. 401–408.Whitmeyer, S.J., and Karlstrom, K.E., 2007, Tectonic model for Proterozoic growth of North America: Geosphere, v. 3, p. 220–259; doi: 10.1130/GES00055.1.
Wooden, J.L., and DeWitt, E., 1991, Pb isotopic evidence for the boundary between the Early Proterozoic Mojave and central Arizona crustal provinces in western Arizona: Arizona Geological Society Digest, v. 19, p. 27–50.