New Mexico Geological Society
Fall Field Conference Guidebook - 10
West-Central New Mexico
James E. Weir, Jr. and Elmer H. Baltz, eds., 1959, 162 pages ( Reprinted 1996).
The Tenth Annual Field Conference traverses a region which has received little attention by geologists. Mining in the mountains south of Magdalena has been an industry of some note for decades, but only recently has the petroleum geologists' interest in west-central New Mexico been aroused. The structure of most of west-central New Mexico is simple. Broad folds typical of the Colorado Plateau province account for the main part of the structural deformation in the region. The eastern part of the field trip is characterized by complex block faulting and, locally, overthrusting on the western margin of the Rio Grande trough. Rocks exposed in the field-trip area range in age from Precambrian to Recent, and consist of sedimentary, metamorphic, intrusive igneous and volcanic types. The first day the field trip travels from Socorro to Grants via Magdalena, Kelly, Rio Salado, Red Lake, and Acoma. The second day looks at the geology between Grants and Gallup with stops at El Morro National Monument, Ramah, Pinehaven, and McGaffey. The last day the field trip travels from Gallup back to Socorro via Zuni Pueblo, Fence Lake, Salt Lake, and Quemado.
Table of Contents:
Note —Downloads of the papers below are free. Road logs mini-papers, maps, and other sections are only available in print.
First day road log, Socorro to Grants via Magdalena, Kelly, Rio Salado, Red Lake, and Acoma
— Max E. Willard, J. H. Schillling, R. H. Weber, R. W. Foster, R. E. Ostrander, F. E. Kottlowski, and James Smith, pp. 13-24.
Second day road log, Grants to Gallup via El Morro National Monument, Ramah, Pinehaven, and McGaffey
— Clay T. Smith, pp. 25-36.
Third day road log, Gallup to Socorro via Zuni Pueblo, Fence Lake, Salt Lake, and Quemado
— Roy W. Foster, pp. 37-46.
Supplementary road log, Ramah to McGaffey, via Ruin Canyon and Page
— Clay T. Smith, pp. 47-50.
Mississippian strata on the east side of the Datil Plateau (1.22 MB PDF)
— Augustus K. Armstrong, pp. 52-56.
Pennsylvanian rocks on the northeast edge of the Datil plateau (1.05 MB PDF)
— Frank E. Kottlowski, pp. 57-62.
Stratigraphy of the outcropping Permian rocks in the southern part of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico (726 KB PDF)
— Anonymous, pp. 63-65.
Triassic stratigraphy in the state line region of west-central New Mexico and east-central Arizona (1.74 MB PDF)
— Maurice E. Cooley, pp. 66-73.
Jurassic rocks of the Zuni Mountains (1.62 MB PDF)
— Clay T. Smith, pp. 74-80.
Cretaceous sediments of the north plains and adjacent areas, McKinley, Valencia and Catron Counties, New Mexico (911 KB PDF)
— Keith L. Gadway, pp. 81-84.
Historical background of the type locality of the Tres Hermanos Sandstone member of the Mancos Shale (1.50 MB PDF)
— Carle H. Dane, pp. 85-91.
Tertiary stratigraphy of northern Catron County, New Mexico (1.76 MB PDF)
— Max E. Willard, pp. 92-99.
List of stratigraphic names used in northwest and central New Mexico (1.93 MB PDF)
— Christina Lochman-Balk, pp. 100-111.
The structure and geomorphology of west-central New Mexico--A regional setting (1.08 MB PDF)
— J. Paul Fitzsimmons, pp. 112-116.
Plio-Pleistocene sediments and climates of the San Augustin Plains, New Mexico (863 KB PDF)
— Fred Foreman, K. H. Clisby, P. B. Sears, and C. E. with discussion by Stearns, pp. 117-120.
Regional geology as related to the petroleum potential of the Lucero region, west-central New Mexico (2.81 MB PDF)
— Sherman A. Wengerd, pp. 121-134.
Uranium deposits in the Datil Mountains--Bear Mountains region, New Mexico (1.79 MB PDF)
— Anonymous, pp. 135-143.
Geological summary of the Magdalena mining district, Socorro County, New Mexico (1.17 MB PDF)
— Spencer R. Titley, pp. 144-148.
El Morro - New Mexico's historic headland
— Edison P. Lohr, pp. 149-153.
The Indians of west-central New Mexico
— Sidney R. Ash, pp. 154-156.