"Elevator basins" (Broadhead 1998;
Broadhead and Chapin 1999; Broadhead
2001a,b) are defined as long, narrow, and
structurally deep troughs bounded by
high-angle faults. They are typically 20–50
mi long and 5–15 mi wide. Bounding faults
have vertical offsets that can exceed 5,000
ft. The geometry of several elevator basins
suggests that they were formed in a
regional strike-slip setting and are generally
similar to the pull-apart basins
described by Dooley and McClay (1997).
Although the bounding faults appear to
have a significant strike-slip aspect, the
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