New Mexico Geological Society
Fall Field Conference Guidebook - 27
Vermejo Park,

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Rodney C. Ewing and Barry S. Kues, eds, 1976, 306 pages.

Welcome to the New Mexico Geological Society's twenty-seventh consecutive annual fall field conference. This year we have the unique good fortune of participating in the first geologic field trip to penetrate the mysterious hidden recesses of Vermejo Park. This area, starting out as part of a Spanish Land Grant, has been continuously in private ownership and, as such, has never before been open to the general public. Through the good offices of Chuck Pillmore, Road Log Chairman, and the kind indulgence of Pennzoil Corporation, current owner of the property, and Kaiser Steel Corporation, this trip was made possible. The first day road log is from Las Vegas to Raton via Montezuma, Sapello, La Cueva (and vicinity), Ocate, Wagon Mound and Springer. The second day road log is from Raton to Underwood lakes through the Raton Coal Filed via the York Canyon Mine, Vemejo Park and Gold Creek. This route proceeds on the York Canyon mine road NM-555, from Raton through the Tertiary coal-bearing rocks of the Raton coal field to Vernejo Park, into an overturned section of the Mesozoic, and finally to the Tertiary volcanic rocks of the Underwood volcanic field.The third day road log is from Raton to Adams and Bartlett Lakes, Vermejo Park, New Mexico, through Trinidad Coal Field and Tercio Anticline, Colorado; return via Van Bremmer Canyon and Colfax, New Mexico.

 

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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.

    Papers:

  1. Tectonic map of the southern Raton Basin, New Mexico
    — Lee A. Woodward and D. O. Snyder, pp. Map.
  2. First day road log from Las Vegas to Raton via Montezuma, Sapello, La Cueva, and vicinity, Ocate, Wagon Mound and Springer, New Mexico
    — Robert H. Lessard, pp. 1-23.
  3. Second day road log from Raton to Underwood Lakes through the Raton coal field via the York Canyon mine, Vermejo Park and Gold Creek
    — Charles L. Pillmore, pp. 25-47.
  4. Third day road log from Raton to Adams and Bartlett Lakes, Vermejo Park, New Mexico, through Trinidad coal field and Tercio anticline, Colorado: Return via Van Bremmer Canyon and Colfax, New Mexico
    — Charles L. Pillmore, pp. 49-69.
  5. The prehistory of northeastern New Mexico
    — David T. Kirkpatrick, pp. 77-82.
  6. The Folsom site in retrospect (211 KB PDF)
    — Linda S. Cordell, pp. 83-86. [ABSTRACT]
  7. History of Vermejo Park, New Mexico (2.04 MB PDF)
    — Karen P. Laurie, pp. 87-92. [ABSTRACT]
  8. Geology of the Las Vegas area (236 KB PDF)
    — Robert H. Lessard and Waldemere Bejnar, pp. 103-108. [ABSTRACT]
  9. Pediments of the Vermejo Park area, New Mexico (3.15 MB PDF)
    — Charles L. Pillmore and Glenn R. Scott, pp. 111-120. [ABSTRACT]
  10. Deflation origin of Adams and Bartlett Lake basins, Vermejo Park, New Mexico (2.15 MB PDF)
    — Charles L. Pillmore, pp. 121-124. [ABSTRACT]
  11. Structural framework of the southern Raton Basin, New Mexico (320 KB PDF)
    — Lee A. Woodward and D. O. Snyder, pp. 125-127. [ABSTRACT]
  12. Summary of Precambrian geology and geochronology of northeastern New Mexico (675 KB PDF)
    — James M. Robertson, J. F. Callender, and D. G. Brookins, pp. 129-135. [ABSTRACT]
  13. Cenozoic structural geology of the central Cimarron Range, New Mexico (465 KB PDF)
    — Craig S. Goodknight, pp. 137-140. [ABSTRACT]
  14. Subsurface Paleozoic stratigraphy of the northeastern New Mexico basin and arch complex (3.58 MB PDF)
    — J. Wayland Roberts, J. J. Barnes, and H. J. Wacker, pp. 141-152. [ABSTRACT]
  15. Ammonite record from the Pierre Shale of northeastern New Mexico (1.07 MB PDF)
    — William A. Cobban, pp. 165-169. [ABSTRACT]
  16. Lower part of the marine Cretaceous at Gold Creek, Vermejo Park, New Mexico (2.06 MB PDF)
    — Charles L. Pillmore and D. L. Eichler, pp. 171-176. [ABSTRACT]
  17. Tonstein occurrences in the Raton coal field, Colfax County, New Mexico (3.04 MB PDF)
    — Bruce F. Bohor and C. L. Pillmore, pp. 177-183. [ABSTRACT]
  18. Depositional environments and trace fossils of the Trinidad Sandstone, southern Raton Basin, New Mexico (3.02 MB PDF)
    — Charles L. Pillmore and J. O. Maberry, pp. 191-195. [ABSTRACT]
  19. Upper Cretaceous and Paleocene floras of the Raton Basin, Colorado and New Mexico (1.65 MB PDF)
    — Sidney R. Ash and William D. Tidwell, pp. 197-203. [ABSTRACT]
  20. Oil and gas exploration in the Raton Basin (908 KB PDF)
    — William R. Speer, pp. 217-226. [ABSTRACT]
  21. Commercial coal beds of the Raton coal field, Colfax County, New Mexico (5.18 MB PDF)
    — Charles L. Pillmore, pp. 227-247. [ABSTRACT]
  22. The York Canyon coal bed (1.32 MB PDF)
    — Charles L. Pillmore, pp. 249-251. [ABSTRACT]
  23. Underground and surface operations at the York Canyon mine, Raton, New Mexico (1.99 MB PDF)
    — Kaiser Steel Corporation, pp. 253-255. [ABSTRACT]
  24. Mining districts of northeastern New Mexico (615 KB PDF)
    — James M. Robertson, pp. 257-262. [ABSTRACT]
  25. The Harding mine, Taos County, New Mexico (3.39 MB PDF)
    — Richard H. Jahns and R. C. Ewing, pp. 263-276. [ABSTRACT]
  26. Stabilization of a reactivated landslide near Wagon Mound on Interstate 25 (1.19 MB PDF)
    — Arlon D. Lovelace, pp. 277-279. [ABSTRACT]
  27. Meteorites of northeastern New Mexico (1.54 MB PDF)
    — David E. Lange and Klaus Keil, pp. 293-299. [ABSTRACT]