New Mexico Geological Society
Fall Field Conference Guidebook - 26
Las Cruces Country

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William R. Seager, Russell E. Clemons and Jonathan F.Callender, eds., 1975, 376 pages.

Welcome to the twenty-sixth consecutive Fall Field Conference of the New Mexico Geological Society! The pervasive Silver Anniversary spirit of 1974 did not wane. The first day road log is from Las Cruces to southern San Andres Mountains and return. The tour route to the Ash Canyon-Love Ranch area of the southern San Andres Mountains first ascends the east slope of the Mesilla Valley to the floor of the Jornada del Muerto Basin. The tour route in and adjacent to the San Andres Mountains is on the White Sands Missile Range and National Wildlife Refuge reserves, and access is limited to parties with advance clearance and official escorts. The second day road log is from Las Cruces to the Sierra de las Uvas and Aden volcanic area. This tour emphasizes Cenozoic volcanic rocks and associated clastic units in basins west of the Mesilla Valley. The third day road log is from Las Cruces to North Mesilla Valley, Cedar Hills, San Diego Mountain, and Rincon area. This tour will emphasize middle to late Cenozoic stratigraphic units and structures along the Rio Grande Valley north of Las Cruces. Evidence of major Laramide uplift and early Tertiary erosion will be seen. The main route will be US-85 on the valley floor, with side trips into uplifts flanking Selden Canyon and Rincon Valley.

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Table of Contents:

Note —Downloads of the papers below are free. Road logs mini-papers, maps, and other sections are only available in print.

  1. First day road log from Las Cruces to southern San Andres Mountains and return
    — Frank E. Kottlowski and J. W. Hawley, pp. 1-16.
  2. Second day road from Las Cruces to the Sierra de las Uvas and Aden volcanic area and return
    — Russell E. Clemons, pp. 17-34.
  3. Third day road log from Las Cruces to north Mesilla Valley, Cedar Hills, San Diego Mountain, and Rincon area, New Mexico
    — John W. Hawley, W. R. Seager, and R. E. Clemons, pp. 35-53.
  4. Exit road log A: Rincon area to Derry Hills via Interstate 25 North
    — John W. Hawley and W. E. King, pp. 54-55.
  5. Exit road log B: Hatch to Deming via N.M. 26
    — John W. Hawley, W. R. Seager, and L. L. Corbitt, pp. 56-60.
  6. Exit road log D: Mesilla Valley to Tularosa Basin via U.S. 70 East
    — John W. Hawley and R. E. Clemons, pp. 65-68.
  7. Papers:

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  8. Doña Ana County, New Mexico: Historic themes (281 KB PDF)
    — Paige W. Christiansen, pp. 71-74. [ABSTRACT]
  9. Scenes from the past - II (4.85 MB PDF)
    — William L. Hiss, pp. 75-80. [ABSTRACT]
  10. Vegetation of southern New Mexico (472 KB PDF)
    — William A. Dick-Peddie, pp. 81-84. [ABSTRACT]
  11. Tertiary floras from the Rio Grande Rift (707 KB PDF)
    — Daniel I. Axelrod, pp. 85-88. [ABSTRACT]
  12. Precambrian rocks of the Sierra Oscura and northern San Andres Mountains (1.14 MB PDF)
    — A. J. Budding and Kent C. Condi, pp. 89-93. [ABSTRACT]
  13. Stratigraphy of the San Andres Mountains in south-central New Mexico (1.54 MB PDF)
    — Frank E. Kottlowski, pp. 95-104. [ABSTRACT]
  14. The Lead Camp limestone and it correlatives in south-central New Mexico (711 KB PDF)
    — George O. Bachman and Donald A. Myers, pp. 105-108. [ABSTRACT]
  15. Wolfcampian upper Hueco Formation of the Robledo Mountains, Dona Ana County, New Mexico (248 KB PDF)
    — David V. LeMone, Ronald D. Simpson, and Karl W. Klement, pp. 119-121. [ABSTRACT]
  16. Petrology of the Bell Top Formation (995 KB PDF)
    — Russell E. Clemons, pp. 123-130. [ABSTRACT]
  17. Malpais maar Volcano (600 KB PDF)
    — Richard O. Page, pp. 135-137. [ABSTRACT]
  18. Geology and base metal mineralization of the southern Jarilla Mountains, Otero County, New Mexico (599 KB PDF)
    — R. E. Beane, Jaramillo C., L. E., and M. S. Bloom, pp. 151-156. [ABSTRACT]
  19. Geology of the central Organ Mountains Dona Aña County, New Mexico (930 KB PDF)
    — Thomas J. Glover, pp. 157-161. [ABSTRACT]
  20. The Lost Padre Mine and the Organ Mining District (448 KB PDF)
    — T. E. Kelly, pp. 163-165. [ABSTRACT]
  21. Fluorspar deposits and the Rio Grande Rift System (434 KB PDF)
    — McAnulty, W. N. McAnulty, W. N., pp. 167-168. [ABSTRACT]
  22. Oil and gas exploration wells in Dona Ana County, New Mexico (580 KB PDF)
    — Thompson, Sam, III and Robert A. Bieberman, pp. 171-174. [ABSTRACT]
  23. The Broad Canyon Dam (297 KB PDF)
    — William J. Fox, pp. 181.
  24. The desert soil-geomorphology project (316 KB PDF)
    — John W. Hawley, pp. 183-185. [ABSTRACT]
  25. Why all the fuss about our environment? (1.65 MB PDF)
    — Chas B. Hunt, pp. 187-194. [ABSTRACT]
  26. Geology and ground-water resources of the Las Cruces Area, New Mexico (1.43 MB PDF)
    — William E. King and John W. Hawley, pp. 195-204. [ABSTRACT]
  27. Chemical quality of ground water in the northern part of the Albuquerque-Belen Basin, Bernalillo and Sandoval Counties, New Mexico (3.34 MB PDF)
    — William L. Hiss, Frank W. Trainer, Bruce A. Black, and Douglas R. Posson, pp. 219-235. [ABSTRACT]
  28. Saline ground water in the Tularosa Basin, New Mexico (375 KB PDF)
    — J. S. McLean, pp. 237-238. [ABSTRACT]
  29. Tectonic map of Rio Grande region from New Mexico-Colorado Border to Presidio, Texas (166 KB PDF)
    — L. A. Woodward, J. F. Callender, J. Gries, W. R. Seager, C. E. Chapin, R. E. Zilinski, and W. L. Shaffer, pp. 239. [ABSTRACT]
  30. Cenozoic tectonic evolution of the Las Cruces area, New Mexico (1.17 MB PDF)
    — William R. Seager, pp. 241-250. [ABSTRACT]
  31. Significance of geothermal and gravity studies in the Las Cruces area (1.87 MB PDF)
    — E. R. Decker, F. A. Cook, I. B. Ramberg, and S. B. Smithson, pp. 251-259. [ABSTRACT]
  32. An interpretation of the structural geology of the Franklin Mountains, Texas (1.42 MB PDF)
    — Earl M. P. Lovejoy, pp. 261-268. [ABSTRACT]
  33. Combined geophysical studies at Kilbourne Hole maar, New Mexico (711 KB PDF)
    — Lindrith Cordell, pp. 269-271. [ABSTRACT]
  34. Direct-current soundings on the La Mesa surface near Kilbourne and Hunts Holes, New Mexico (727 KB PDF)
    — Dallas B. Jackson and Robert J. Bisdorf, pp. 273-275. [ABSTRACT]
  35. A reconnaissance audio-magnetotelluric survey at Kilbourne Hole, New Mexico (346 KB PDF)
    — D. B. Hoover and C. L. Tippens, pp. 277-278. [ABSTRACT]
  36. Telluric current sounding near Kilbourne and Hunts Holes, New Mexico (347 KB PDF)
    — J. E. O'Donnell, R. Martinez, and J. Williams, pp. 279-280. [ABSTRACT]
  37. Geomagnetic variations at Kilbourne Hole, New Mexico (242 KB PDF)
    — J. N. Towle and D. V. Fitterman, pp. 281. [ABSTRACT]
  38. Emory Cauldron, Black Range, New Mexico, source of the Kneeling Nun Tuff (1.11 MB PDF)
    — Wolfgang E. Elston, William R. Seager, and Russell E. Clemons, pp. 283-292. [ABSTRACT]
  39. Tectonic significance of the Pony Hills, Luna County, New Mexico (1.12 MB PDF)
    — LeRoy L. Corbitt and Fred L. Nials, pp. 293-296. [ABSTRACT]
  40. Evolution of the Rio Grande rift in the Socorro and Las Cruces areas (2.62 MB PDF)
    — Charles E. Chapin and William R. Seager, pp. 297-321. [ABSTRACT]