Late Cenozoic Tectonism in Arizona and its Impact on Regional Landscape Evolution
A distinctive suite of volcanic, sedimentary, structural, and physiographic characteristics permits differentiation of the post-1 2- to 15- Ma Basin-Range disturbance from earlier mid-Tertiary extensional tectonism in Arizona. Basin-Range volcanism comprises basalts or bimodal basalt-rhyolite suites that are concentrated in several fields in central and northern Arizona; the age of volcanism generally decreases northeast and east onto the Colorado Plateau margin.
Menges, C.M. and Pearthree, P.A., 1989, Late Cenozoic tectonism in Arizona and its impact on regional landscape evolution: in Geologic Evolution of Arizona, Arizona Geological Society, Digest No. 17, p. 649–680.