Keystone Thrust, Photo Gallery, Red Rock Canyon, Nevada

Keystone Thrust

Red Rock Canyon

Keystone Thrust Fault is considered the most significant geological feature in Red Rock Canyon. About 65 M years ago near the end of the Mesozoic Era, the oceanic plate (west) began colliding with the North American Plate (east) as the continent shifted. Though compressional thrust faulting can be found throughout North America, Keystone Thrust is one of the most vivid examples.

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