My science/technology-related thoughts, sometimes controversial, sometimes can be based on limited knowledge base, logic can be non-perfect as well. I develop my vision in iterations. Don't take this blog as an attempt to convince anybody in anything.
Each post in this blog reflects my level of understanding of Tectonics of the Earth at the time the post was written; so, some posts may not necessarily be correct now.

01 July, 2011

Diverging Processes Within Las Vegas Valley.

   Let's navigate to Las Vegas. Set the map to "Terrain" mode. See the part of Las Vegas Valley between North-West of Las Vegas and Indian Springs which is further North-West approx 50km. Would not north-eastern mountains of this part of the valley fit south-western mountains if the part of the valley were cut off the map? I'd say, yes. If the depths of the mountains were found of different stuff and age than the depths of the valley floor, then the mountains were diverging. The valley's floor, I'd expect to be of magmatic nature that a divergent boundary usually consist of. The mountains I'd expect to be gathered of chunks of older oceanic crust and therefore even at the depths they should show all the usual oceanic floor features.
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