Photos from the 2002
White Sands Fall Field Conference: Day 1
All photographs approved for public release
by White Sands Missile Range; distribution unlimited. OPSEC review completed
on November 14, 2002.
The above statement should be used by any person that uses the photographs
in presentations, articles, etc. in reference to the photographs. The
photographs were taken by Dr. David L. Anderson, Environmental Stewardship
0775 – Ascending the dunes at Stop 1 in White
Sands National Monument.
0776 – Shadows pointing west toward the San
Andres Mountains at White Sands National Monument.
0777 – Rip Langford discussing the origin of the white sands at
White Sands National Monument on day 1, stop 1 (Day 3, stop 1 in guidebook – changed
due to missile testing schedule on WSMR).
DCP 0778 – Participants returning to the caravan
at White Sands National Monument.
DCP 0779 – Dan Koning assisted by Kate Giles
at bonus stop along the Alamogordo Fault.
DCP 0780 – Lunch and lecture on the Mesozoic
at Bull Gap on Day 1. Sierra Oscura in the background with the dip slope
DCP 0781 – Audience captivated by the discussion
about the marvelous Moenkopi Formation at Bull Gap. Audience is seated on
the Cretaceous Dakota
DCP 0782 – Hiking up to the former headframe
on the Damon Group at Mockingbird Gap. The mine accessed barite-fluorite-galena
mineralization in the Yeso Formation.
DCP 0783 – Spencer Lucas pointing north toward
the Bursum Hills from the dumps of the Damon Group.
DCP 0784 – Steve Cather discussing right-lateral
displacements defined by piercing points at Mockingbird Gap on day 1. The
south end of the Burro
Hills in the background.
DCP 0785 – Virgil Lueth with help from Kate Giles
discussing the geology of the Damon Group and barite-fluorite-galena deposits
in general. Yeso Formation
outcroppings in the background.
DCP 0786 – Participants discussing the geology of Mockingbird Gap. Sierra
Oscura to the back right, Bursum Hills low center, Los Piños Mountains
DCP 0787 – View of the Burro Hills in the front
with the Sierra Oscura escarpment in rear.
DCP 0888 – View east across Mockingbird Gap.
DCP 0789 – View down the Damon Group glory hole.
DCP 0790 – Mineral collectors on the edge of
the Damon Group glory hole. Fluorite, barite, galena, smithsonite, and hydrozincite
were found during the
DCP 0791 – Field Conference participants moseying
back to the caravan at Mockingbird Gap.
DCP 0792 – Old structure of unknown use…
DCP 0793 – Dr. Spencer Lucas’ office at
DCP 0794 – Field conference participants assembling
at the southern terminus of the 5 Ka Carrizozo lava flow.
DCP 0795 – Nelia Dunbar presenting her work on
cosmogenic dating of the Carrizozo lava flow.
DCP 0796 – Field conference participants gathered
at the southern terminus of the Carrizozo lava flow.
DCP 0797 – Surface features of the Carrizozo
lava flow make sitting makes seating less than ideal!
DCP 0798 – San Andres mountains rising above
the field conference stop at the terminus of the Carrizozo lava flow.
DCP 0799 – Marshland at the Malpais Spring. The
spring issues from the base of the Carrizozo lava flow at the terminus of
the flow. View is to the
south, down the axis of the Tularosa Basin.
DCP 0800 – Marshland of the Malpais Spring area.
DCP 0801 – More marsh at Malpais Spring.