New Mexico Geological Society
Fall Field Conference Guidebook - 45
Mogollon Slope, West-Central New Mexico

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Richard M. Chamberlin, Barry S. Kues, Steven M. Cather, James M. Barker and William C. McIntosh, eds, 1994, 335 pages.

The 1994 New Mexico Geological Society Fall Field Conference journeys through the serene outback of northeastern Catron County, New Mexico and part of adjacent Apache County, Arizona. We refer to this scenic terrane of volcanic capped ranges on the northern periphery of the Mogollon-Datil volcanic field and the downwarped southern margin of the Colorado Plateau as the Mogollon slope. The first day emphasizes the Cenozoic stratigraphy and structure of the Mogollon slope. The tour travels from Socorro to Magdalena, Datil, Westen Crosby Mountains, Sawtooth Mountains, Pie Town, Quemado and Quemado Lake. The second day traverses part of the northwestern margin of the late Eocene to late Oligocene Mogollon-Datil volcanic field. The route begins at Quemado Lake and on to Mangas Mountains, Omega, Quemado, Tejana Mesa and Red Hill, New Mexico and over into Springerville and Alpine in Arizona. On the final day the trip departs from Alpine, Arizona and goes on to Luna, Reserve, Apache Creek, Horse Springs and Datil, New Mexico.

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Table of Contents:

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  1. First-day road log: From Socorro to Magdalena, Datil, western Crosby Mountains, Sawtooth Mountains, Pie Town, Qemado, Quemado Lake
    — Richard M. Chamberlin, Steven M. Cather, William C. McIntosh, Orin J. Anderson, and James C. Ratte, pp. 1-45.
  2. Mini-papers:

  3. Geology and mining of the Socorro perlite deposit
    — James M. Barker, Timothy L. Hall, and Richard M. Chamberlin, pp. 2-3.
  4. Definition of the Mogollon Slope, west-central New Mexico
    — Richard M. Chamberlin and Steven M. Cather, pp. 5-6.
  5. Pluvial lakes of the Plains of San Agustin
    — Robert H. Weber, pp. 9-11.
  6. Soil, tectonic and climatic geomorphologic investigations in the San Agustin Plains area, New Mexico
    — Leslie D. McFadden, Richard P. Lozinsky, Christopher M. Menges, Jerry R. Miller, and John Ritter, pp. 12-14.
  7. The Crosby Mountain "Caldera": A volcano-tectonic collage of disparate origin
    — Richard M. Chamberlin, pp. 16-18.
  8. Preliminary geologic interpretation of the ARMA Baca Basin seismic reflection profile, northeastern Catron County, New Mexico
    — Rodney M. Armstrong and Richard M. Chamberlin, pp. 32-33.
  9. Quemado Lake dam
    — William C. Haneberg, pp. 44.
  10. Second-day road log: From Quemado Lake to Mangas Mountains, Omega, Quemado, Tejana Mesa and Red Hill, New Mexico and Springerville and Alpine, Arizona
    — Steven M. Cather, Richard M. Chamberlin, William C. McIntosh, James C. Witcher, James C. Ratte, and Orin J. Anderson, pp. 47-77.
  11. Mini-papers:

  12. Stratigraphic and structural implications of the Mangas Mountains Federal No. 1 Well
    — Richard M. Chamberlin, pp. 51.
  13. Hunt Oil Co. No. 1-16 State Well and wireline log responses, Tertiary and Cretaceous sections
    — Ronald F. Broadhead and Richard M. Chamberlin, pp. 55-56.
  14. Hydrogeology and ground-water quality, Largo Creek Basin, Catron County, New Mexico
    — Newcomer, Robert W., Jr., pp. 58-60.
  15. Soil development within and at the top of the Fence Lake Formation at Tejana Mesa
    — David W. Love, Bruce Harrison, and John W. Hawley, pp. 61-62.
  16. Petrologic summary of late Miocene volcanic rocks of El Porticito
    — W. Scott Baldridge, pp. 61.
  17. Upper Cretaceous rocks of the Tejana Mesa area and the Salt Lake coal field
    — Orin J. Anderson, pp. 63.
  18. Local misapplication of the term Eagar to upper Cretaceous strata in eastern Arizona
    — Steven M. Cather, pp. 68-69.
  19. Thermal regime of Alpine Divide and petroleum implications
    — James C. Witcher, Chandler A. Swanberg, and W. Richard. Hahman, pp. 74-76.
  20. Geothermal potential of the Alpine Divide area
    — James C. Witcher, Chandler A. Swanberg, and W. Richard. Hahman, pp. 76.
  21. Third-day road log, from Alpine, Arizona, to Luna, Reserve, Apache Creek, Horse Springs and Datil, New Mexico
    — James C. Ratte, D. J. Bove, S. M. Cather, R. M. Chamberlin, S. G. Crews, and W. C. McIntosh, pp. 79-11.
  22. Mini-papers:

  23. Fauna from a small Pennsylvanian exposure near Luna, New Mexico
    — Barry S. Kues, pp. 80-82.
  24. Historical vignette of the town of Luna, Catron County, New Mexico
    — James C. Ratte, pp. 82-83.
  25. Landslides and highway maintenance in New Mexico
    — Susan Gallagher, pp. 84-85.
  26. The evolution of the mid-Tertiary Eagle Peak volcano, Catron County, New Mexico
    — Dana J. Bove, James C. Ratte, William C. McIntosh, Lawrence W. Snee, and Kiyoto Futa, pp. 86-89.
  27. Distinguishing young "True" basalts from Bearwallow Mountain Andesite
    — James C. Ratte, D. J. Bove, and Kiyoto Futa, pp. 91.
  28. Apache Creek archaelogy
    — Stermon. Wells, pp. 96-98.
  29. Permian strata at Horse Mountain
    — Spencer G. Lucas and Barry S. Kues, pp. 106-108.
  30. Supplemental road log: Tejana Mesa (El Porticito) to US-60 via Zuni Salt Lake Maar
    — Orin J. Anderson, Spencer G. Lucas, and William A. Cobban, pp. 113-115.
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  32. Geology of the late Cenozoic Alma Basin, New Mexico and Arizona (485 KB PDF)
    — Brenda B. Houser, pp. 121-124. [ABSTRACT]
  33. Crustal structure of west-central New Mexico: a preliminary seismic interpretation (551 KB PDF)
    — Donald G. Roberts, Donald C. Adams, and G. Randy Keller, pp. 143-145. [ABSTRACT]
  34. Volcanics and neotectonic characteristics of the Springerville volcanic field, Arizona (2.12 MB PDF)
    — L. S. Crumpler, Jayne C. Aubele, and C. D. Condit, pp. 147-164. [ABSTRACT]
  35. The Horse Springs Dacite--An enigmatic pyroclastic deposit at the edge of the Plains of San Agustin (2.15 MB PDF)
    — James C. Ratte, Peter J. Modreski, William C. McIntosh, and Richard M. Chamberlin, pp. 193-207.
  36. The Horse Springs Dacite--An enigmatic pyroclastic deposit at the edge of the Plains of San Agustin (2.15 MB PDF)
    — James C. Ratte, P. J. Modreski, W. C. McIntosh, and R. Chamberlin, pp. 193-207. [ABSTRACT]
  37. Trace element and mineralogical alteration associated with moderate and advanced degrees of K-metasomatism in a rift basin at Socorro, New Mexico (1.01 MB PDF)
    — Nelia W. Dunbar, C. E. Chapin, D. J. Ennis, and A. R. Campbell, pp. 225-231.
  38. Alpine1/Federal corehole--Subsurface stratigraphy of the eastern White Mountains, Apache County, Arizona (874 KB PDF)
    — James C. Witcher, W. Richard Hahman, and Chandler A. Swanberg, pp. 233-240. [ABSTRACT]
  39. Triassic stratigraphy in the Lucero uplift, Cibola, Valencia and Socorro Counties, New Mexico (1.77 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas and Andrew B. Heckert, pp. 241-254. [ABSTRACT]
  40. Westward extension of Seboyeta Bay, late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of west-central New Mexico (658 KB PDF)
    — Orin J. Anderson and Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 255-257. [ABSTRACT]
  41. Tertiary stratigraphy and nomenclature for western New Mexico and eastern Arizona (0.98 MB PDF)
    — Steven M. Cather, R. M. Chamberlin, and J. C. Ratte, pp. 259-266. [ABSTRACT]
  42. Miocene proboscidean from the Fence Lake Formation, Catron County, New Mexico (374 KB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas and Orin J. Anderson, pp. 277-278. [ABSTRACT]
  43. The Plio-Pleistocene Quemado Formation of west-central New Mexico (547 KB PDF)
    — Steven M. Cather and William C. McIntosh, pp. 279-281. [ABSTRACT]
  44. Salt River project's proposed Fence Lake mine (577 KB PDF)
    — Kenneth W. Rodgers, pp. 291-293. [ABSTRACT]
  45. Geology and petroleum source rocks in the Hunt No. 1-16 State Well (519 KB PDF)
    — Ronald F. Broadhead, pp. 295-298. [ABSTRACT]
  46. Geology and alteration of the Kline Mountain kaolin deposit, Sierra County, New Mexico (537 KB PDF)
    — Iskender Isik, Kenneth F. Clark, and George S. Austin, pp. 311-314. [ABSTRACT]
  47. Hydrogeology of the Nations Draw area, west-central New Mexico (503 KB PDF)
    — William J. Stone, pp. 323-325. [ABSTRACT]
  48. Common plants and plant associations of the Mogollon Slope (758 KB PDF)
    — Joseph C. Cepeda and Pamela S. Allison, pp. 331-335. [ABSTRACT]