Sonomia Terrane

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The Sonomia Terrane is a geologic crustal block known as a "terrane" whose remnants today lie in northwest Nevada. The terrane acquired its name from the Sonoma Range in that region. The Sonomia Terrane is associated with the Golconda Thrust, a structure named for its proximity to the town of Golconda, Nevada. The Sonoma orogeny was caused by the accretion of the Sonomia microcontinent onto western North America during the mid-Triassic.[1]


  1. ^ Fiero, B. (2009). Geology of the Great Basin. University of Nevada Press. pp. 108–114. ISBN 9780874177909.