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Basin and Range Province

View of Cima Dome from the Providence Mountains

Mojave National Preserve

Photo by Paul Stone, USGS.

View of Cima Dome from the Providence Mountains. The most active period of Basin and Range faulting ended several million years ago in the Mojave National Preserve region. Given enough time, erosion can reduce mountains to gently rounded landscapes like that of Cima Dome.

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