New Mexico Geological Society
Fall Field Conference Guidebook - 37
Truth or Consequences Region

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Russell E. Clemons, William E. King, Greg H. Mack and Jiri Zidek, eds, 1986, 317 pages.

The first-day road log is from Truth or Consequences to Sierra Cuchillo, Winston, South Fork Cuchillo Negro Creek, Fluorine, and Central Black Range. This tour will visit the volcanic areas northwest of Truth or Consequences in the Sierra Cuchillo, Winston graben, and Black Range. The tour will emphasize: Miocene to Pleistocene stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Palomas Formation, stratigraphy of the Rubio Peak Formation including spectacular exotic bloacks of Pennyslvanian limestone, Ag, Au, Cu fissure-vein mineralization of the Chloride mining district, and pyroclasitc volcanism and tin mineralization associated with the Taylor Creek Rhyolite. The second-day road log is from Truth or Consequences to Fra Cristobal Range via Elephant Butte Dam, Northern Caballo Mountains, Cutter Sag, and Jornada del Muerto. The trip describes the Tertiary and Quaternary Palomas Formation, Quaternary terrace deposits, Cretaceous and early Tertiary stratigraphy, and Pliocene basalts. Access to the Fra Cristobal Range was available by special arrangement for the conference. Individuals and groups may not return for subsequent tours without permission from the landowners. The third-day road log is from Truth or Consequences to southeastern Caballo Mountains and San Diego Mountain via I-25 and the Jornada del Muerto. This day's tour will focus on Laramide tectonics in the southern Caballo Mountains and the Tonuco uplift (San Diego Mountain).

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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 Truth or Consequences to Sierra Cuchillo, Winston graben, Winston, south Fork Cuchillo Negro Creek, Fluorine, and central Black Range
    — Glenn R. Osburn, Richard W. Harrison, Ted L. Eggleston, Richard P. Lozinsky, and Charles H. Maxwell, pp. 1-19.
  2. Mini-papers:

  3. A Pennsylvanian unconformity in the Mud Springs Mountains
    — Charles H. Maxwell and Mariel R. Oakman, pp. 4-5.
  4. Alteration associated with the rhyolite porphyry of Kline Mountains, Black Range, New Mexico
    — Ted L. Eggleston, pp. 16-17.
  5. Second-day road log, from Truth or Consequences to Fra Cristobal Range via Elephant Butte dam, northern Caballo Mountains, Cutler Sag, and Jornada del Muerto
    — Richard P. Lozinsky, Glenn R. Osburn, and Richard W. Harrison, pp. 21-28.
  6. Segment B, From Deep Well Ranch to the Fra Cristobal Range
    — Eric P. Nelson, Mark A. Chapin, and James C. Hunter, pp. 29-34.
  7. Third-day road log, from Truth or Consequences to southeastern Caballo Mountains and San Diego Mountain via I-25 and the Jornada del Muerto
    — William R. Seager, pp. 35-52.
  8. Supplemental road log 1, Caballo to Hatch via Hillsboro, Lake Valley, and Nutt
    — Russell E. Clemons, pp. 53-55.
  9. Boat log for southern half of Elephant Butte reservoir
    — Richard P. Lozinsky, J. C. Kelly, Glenn R. Osburn, and Albert M. Kudo, pp. 57-65.
  10. Mini-papers:

  11. History of Elephant Butte Dam and reservoir
    — Jerry E. Mueller, pp. 58-59.
  12. Papers:

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  13. Geology of the Truth or Consequences area (2.01 MB PDF)
    — Russell E. Clemons and Glenn R. Osburn, pp. 69-81. [ABSTRACT]
  14. Geology of the Fra Cristobal Range, south-central New Mexico (1.53 MB PDF)
    — Eric P. Nelson, pp. 83-91. [ABSTRACT]
  15. History of the Elephant Butte segment of the Rio Grande valley
    — Douglas K. Boyd, pp. 93-95.
  16. Typical vegetation patterns of central New Mexico
    — William A. Dick-Peddie, pp. 97-100.
  17. A fossil rock glacier on San Mateo Peak, Socorro County, New Mexico (1.01 MB PDF)
    — John W. Blagbrough, pp. 101-105. [ABSTRACT]
  18. Laramide thin-skinned deformation in Permian rocks, Fra Cristobal Range, south-central New Mexico (1.17 MB PDF)
    — Eric P. Nelson and James C. Hunter, pp. 115-121. [ABSTRACT]
  19. Laramide basement-cored uplift and basins in south-central New Mexico (1.15 MB PDF)
    — William R. Seager, Greg H. Mack, Michael S. Raimonde, and Ronald G. Ryan, pp. 123-130. [ABSTRACT]
  20. A gravity study of the Jornada del Muerto and Palomas Basins (754 KB PDF)
    — A. L. Gilmer, R. A. Mauldin, and G. Randy Keller, pp. 131-134. [ABSTRACT]
  21. Cenozoic-fill-thickness estimated from P-wave delays in the Jornada del Muerto and Palomas Basins (579 KB PDF)
    — Steven H. Harder, G. Randy Keller, P. H. Daggett, and Y. A. Sinno, pp. 135-138. [ABSTRACT]
  22. A seismic-reflection study of part of the southern Jornada del Muerto (1.11 MB PDF)
    — G. Randy Keller, William R. Seager, and Thompson, Sam, III., pp. 139-142. [ABSTRACT]
  23. Proterozoic geology of supracrustal and granitic rocks in the Caballo Mountains, southern New Meixco (1.38 MB PDF)
    — Paul W. Bauer and Richard P. Lozinsky, pp. 143-149. [ABSTRACT]
  24. The Reilly Peak Tertiary(?) intrusive--A high-silica rhyolite (946 KB PDF)
    — Linda Lee Davis, pp. 167-171. [ABSTRACT]
  25. A summary of the geology, geochemistry and tin occurrences in the Black Range, New Mexico (933 KB PDF)
    — Ted L. Eggleston and David I. Norman, pp. 173-177. [ABSTRACT]
  26. A stratigraphic framework for the eastern Mogollon-Datil volcanic field based on paleomagnetism and high-precision 40Ar/39Ar dating of ignimbrites--A progress report (1.72 MB PDF)
    — William C. McIntosh, John F. Sutter, Charles E. Chapin, Glenn R. Osburn, and James C. Ratte, pp. 183-195. [ABSTRACT]
  27. Pyroclastic rocks associated with the Taylor Creek Rhyolite, Scales Canyon (912 KB PDF)
    — Philip R. Kyle, Ted L. Eggleston, William C. McIntosh, Nelia Dunbar, Charles M. Hammond, W. David Johnson, Michael Knoper, and Judith Moore, pp. 197-201. [ABSTRACT]
  28. Pennsylvanian fusulinids from the Fra Cristobal Range, Sierra County, New Mexico (1.46 MB PDF)
    — George J. Verville, George A. Sanderson, and Mary E. Madsen, pp. 215-223. [ABSTRACT]
  29. Late Cretaceous (Maastrichtian-Lancian) vertebrate paleontology of the McRae Formation, Elephant Butte area, Sierra County, New Mexico (1.26 MB PDF)
    — Donald L. Wolberg, Richard P. Lozinsky, and Adrian P. Hunt, pp. 227-234. [ABSTRACT]
  30. Tyrannosaurus rex from the McRae Formation (Lancian, Upper Cretaceous), Elephant Butte reservoir, Sierra County, New Mexico (701 KB PDF)
    — David D. Gillette, Donald L. Wolberg, and Adrian P. Hunt, pp. 235-238. [ABSTRACT]
  31. Upper Cenozoic Palomas Formation of south-central New Mexico (1.40 MB PDF)
    — Richard P. Lozinsky and John W. Hawley, pp. 239-247. [ABSTRACT]
  32. Pliocene (Blancan) vertebrates from the Palomas Formation, south-central New Mexico (1.33 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas and Wayne Oakes, pp. 249-255. [ABSTRACT]
  33. New evidence for the age of lower part of the Palomas Formation, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico (667 KB PDF)
    — Charles A. Repenning and Steven R. May, pp. 257-260. [ABSTRACT]
  34. Oligocene mammals from the Black Range, southwestern New Mexico (734 KB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 261-263. [ABSTRACT]
  35. Tin deposits in the Black Range district (1.33 MB PDF)
    — Charles H. Maxwell, Eugene E. Foord, Mariel R. Oakman, and D. B. Harvey, pp. 273-281. [ABSTRACT]
  36. Geology and mineralization of the Kingston mining district, New Mexico (858 KB PDF)
    — Peter A. Sanders and Thomas H. Giordano, pp. 287-292. [ABSTRACT]
  37. The Palomas Gap vanadium mines (689 KB PDF)
    — Robert W. Eveleth, pp. 297-300. [ABSTRACT]
  38. Central-western New Meixco--An exploration frontier for oil and gas (1.49 MB PDF)
    — Lee A. Woodward and P. R. Grant, pp. 307-314. [ABSTRACT]
  39. Ground-water resources in the Carrizozo area, New Mexico (654 KB PDF)
    — Bhasker K. Rao, pp. 315-317. [ABSTRACT]