Eastern Mojave Vegetation Robert Mountains Allochthon, Eureka County, Nevada.
 
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See also: Great Basin. Roberts Mountains.

The Roberts Mountains allochthon is a thick, structurally complex succession of Cambrian to Devonian largely siliciclastic, basinal strata that are widespread in the north-central Nevada and Robert Mountains structurally overlie a relatively shallow-water, coeval, autochthonous, largely carbonate succession. The Roberts Mountains of central Nevada is a classical geological area, where the Roberts Mountains Thrust was first recognized almost 70 years ago. This structural relationship, subsequently mapped in other mountain ranges, is the primary record of the Late Devonian to Early Mississippian Antler Orogeny, the first major orogenic event to affect the Cordilleran margin of Laurentia in the Paleozoic (Finney, 2005).


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Date and time this article was prepared:4:33:40 PM, 8/14/2014.