New Mexico Geological Society
Fall Field Conference Guidebook - 56
Geology of the Chama Basin

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Spencer G. Lucas, Kate E. Zeigler, Virgil W. Lueth and Donald E. Owen, eds, 2005, 456 pages.

The 56th New Mexico Geological Society Fall Field Conference will be held in the Chama-Ghost Ranch region, previously visited by NMGS in 1960 (Guidebook 11) and in 1974 (Guidebook 25). This conference moves across much of the southern and eastern Chama Basin. It begins outside of the basin in Espanola, then traverses the western Rio Grande rift and southern flank of the Chama Basin to progress to Ghost Ranch at the end of the first day via Abiquiu, Youngsville, Coyote, and Gallina. The second day moves from Ghost Ranch to Chama, and the last day visits Cumbres Pass, Los Brazos, and Heron Lake. There is also a supplemental road log from Tierra Amarilla to El Vado Dam.

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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. Rio Grande rift to the Colorado Plateau. First-day road log from Espanola to Abiquiu, Youngsville, Coyote, Gallina and Ghost Ranch
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Daniel J. Koning, Andrew B. Heckert, Kate E. Zeigler, Adrian P. Hunt, Donald E. Owen, Florian Maldonado, and William R. Berglof, pp. 1-38.
  2. Mini-papers:

  3. Quaternary terrace deposits along the lower Rio Chama and the Rio Chama-Rio Grande confluence: stratigraphic relations and possible displacement by the Santa Clara fault
    — Daniel J. Koning, pp. 6-7.
  4. Pliocene geologic features at the top of Southern Black Mesa, Espanola Basin, and peculiar alignment of topographic knobs in Servilleta Basalt
    — Daniel J. Koning, Shari Kelley, and Kirt Kempter, pp. 9-10.
  5. Dams and lakes of the Chama Basin area
    — Donald E. Owen, pp. 15-16.
  6. Preliminary magnetostratigraphic data from the Upper Triassic Poleo Formation (Chinle Group) at Abiquiu Dam, north-central New Mexico
    — Kate E. Zeigler, John W. Geissman, and Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 17-18.
  7. The Youngsville mammoth
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Gary S. Morgan, and Andrew B. Heckert, pp. 19.
  8. Vertebrate biostratigraphy of the Upper Triassic Salitral Formation, Chinle Group, north-central New Mexico
    — Kate E. Zeigler, Spencer G. Lucas, Justin A. Spielmann, and Vincent Morgan, pp. 20-21.
  9. Taphonomy of the Lower Permian Cardillo quarry, Chama Basin, north-central New Mexico
    — Kate E. Zeigler, Spencer G. Lucas, Amy Henrici, Andrew B. Heckert, and David S. Berman, pp. 22-23.
  10. Friedrich Von Huene and Triassic stratigraphy in the Chama Basin, New Mexico
    — Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 24.
  11. E. D. Cope and the first discovery of Triassic vertebrate fossils in the American West
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Adrian P. Hunt, and Andrew B. Heckert, pp. 26.
  12. Menefee Formation at the Gallina Hogback
    — Michael Iacoboni, pp. 28-29.
  13. A model for Laramide tectonic development of the Nacimiento-Gallina region
    — Steven M. Cather, pp. 29-34.
  14. New Mexico's Triassic dinosaur district
    — Andrew B. Heckert, Spencer G. Lucas, Sullivan Robert M., and Adrian P. Hunt, pp. 34-36.
  15. The sage of Coelophysis
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Robert M. Sullivan, Adrian P. Hunt, and Andrew B. Heckert, pp. 37-38.
  16. Mesozoic stratigraphy of the Chama Basin. Second-day road log from Ghost Ranch to Tierra Amarilla and Chama
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Andrew B. Heckert, Kate E. Zeigler, Donald E. Owen, and Adrian Hunt, pp. 39-56.
  17. Mini-papers:

  18. Fossils at Ghost Ranch: The Ruth Hall Museum of Paleontology Collection
    — Andrew B. Heckert, Spencer G. Lucas, Alex Downs, and Adrian P. Hunt, pp. 40-41.
  19. Taphonomy and sedimentology of the Upper Triassic Canjilon Quarry (Painted Desert Member of Petrified Forest Formation, Chinle Group), Chama Basin, north-central New Mexico
    — Jeffrey W. Martz and Kate E. Zeigler, pp. 41-43.
  20. New fossil fish locality in the Middle Jurassic Todilto Formation at Ghost Ranch, north-central New Mexico
    — Adrian P. Hunt, Spencer G. Lucas, and Alex Downs, pp. 45.
  21. The Snyder Quarry: A fire-related Upper Triassic fossil assemblage in north-central New Mexico
    — Kate E. Zeigler, pp. 48-50.
  22. J. S. Newberry and the geology of the Chama Basin
    — Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 53.
  23. The unsung revolt in Tierra Amarilla
    — Owen, Donald E., Jr., pp. 55-56.
  24. The San Juan volcanic field and Cretaceous depositional systems
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Andrew B. Heckert, Kate E. Zeigler, Donald E. Owen, Adrian P. Hunt, Brian S. Brister, Larry S. Crumpler, and Justin A. Spielmann, pp. 57-68.
  25. Cooper Arroyo Sandstone Member of the Mancos Shale (Cretaceous) of the Chama Basin
    — Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 64-65.
  26. The San Juan-Chama Project
    — Kristan Cockerill, pp. 65-66.
  27. Tierra Amarilla to El Vado Dam: Third-day supplemental road log
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Donald E. Owen, Kate E. Zeigler, Adrian P. Hunt, and Andrew B. Heckert, pp. 69-70.
  28. Papers:

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  29. Regional tectonic inferences for the 1.4 Ga-Holocene lateral slip history of the Picuris-Pecos and related faults, northern New Mexico (730 KB PDF)
    — Steven M. Cather, J. Michael Timmons, and Karl E. Karlstrom, pp. 93-104. [ABSTRACT]
  30. The Pennsylvanian section at Chaves Box, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (3.07 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Barry S. Kues, Kate E. Zeigler, and Karl Krainer, pp. 129-138. [ABSTRACT]
  31. Stratigraphy and correlation of the Permo-Carboniferous Cutler Group, Chama Basin, New Mexico (7.38 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas and Karl Krainer, pp. 145-159. [ABSTRACT]
  32. Mesozoic stratigraphy at Durango, Colorado (5.48 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas and Andrew B. Heckert, pp. 160-169. [ABSTRACT]
  33. Review of Upper Triassic stratigraphy and biostratigraphy in the Chama Basin, northern New Mexico (3.27 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Kate E. Zeigler, Andrew B. Heckert, and Adrian P. Hunt, pp. 170-181. [ABSTRACT]
  34. Jurassic stratigraphy in the Chama Basin, northern New Mexico (5.10 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Adrian P. Hunt, and Justin A. Spielmann, pp. 182-192. [ABSTRACT]
  35. Dakota outcrop geology and sequence stratigraphy, Chama Basin, New Mexico (11.22 MB PDF)
    — Peter J. Varney, pp. 193-217. [ABSTRACT]
  36. Surface and subsurface stratigraphy of the Burro Canyon Formation, Dakota Sandstone, and intertongued Mancos Shale of the Chama Basin, New Mexico (4.07 MB PDF)
    — Donald E. Owen, Angelique M. Forgas, Shawn A. Miller, Ryan J. Stelly, and Owen, Donald E., Jr., pp. 218-226. [ABSTRACT]
  37. Age of the Cretaceous Menefee Formation, Gallina Hogback, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (3.48 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Justin A. Spielmann, Dennis R. Braman, Brian S. Brister, Lisa Peters, and William C. McIntosh, pp. 231-235. [ABSTRACT]
  38. Stratigraphy and depositional trends in the Santa Fe Group near Espanola, north-central New Mexico: tectonic and climatic implications (6.55 MB PDF)
    — Daniel J. Koning, Sean D. Connell, Gary S. Morgan, Lisa Peters, and William C. McIntosh, pp. 237-257. [ABSTRACT]
  39. Proposed members of the Chamita Formation, north-central New Mexico (6.49 MB PDF)
    — Daniel J. Koning and Scott B. Aby, pp. 258-278. [ABSTRACT]
  40. Trackway of a giant Arthropleura from the Upper Pennsylvanian of El Cobre Canyon, New Mexico (1.78 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Allan J. Lerner, Joseph T. Hannibal, Adrian P. Hunt, and Joerg W. Schneider, pp. 279-282. [ABSTRACT]
  41. Nonmarine bivalves from the Lower Permian (Wolfcampian) of the Chama Basin, New Mexico (1.93 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas and Larry F. Rinehart, pp. 283-287. [ABSTRACT]
  42. Early Permian vertebrate assemblage and its biostratigraphic significance, Arroyo del Agua, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (3.62 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Susan K. Harris, Justin A. Spielmann, David S. Berman, Amy C. Henrici, Andrew B. Heckert, Kate E. Zeigler, and Larry F. Rinehart, pp. 288-296. [ABSTRACT]
  43. Taphonomy of the Lower Permian Cardillo Quarry, Chama Basin, north-central New Mexico (2.21 MB PDF)
    — Kate E. Zeigler, Spencer G. Lucas, Andrew B. Heckert, Amy C. Henrici, and David S. Berman, pp. 297-301. [ABSTRACT]
  44. The vertebrate fauna of the Upper Triassic (Revueltian: Early-Mid Norian) Painted Desert Member (Petrified Forest Formation: Chinle Group) in the Chama Basin, northern New Mexico (9.44 MB PDF)
    — Andrew B. Heckert, Spencer G. Lucas, Robert M. Sullivan, Adrian P. Hunt, and Justin A. Spielmann, pp. 302-318. [ABSTRACT]
  45. The microvertebrate fauna of the Upper Triassic (Revueltian) Snyder Quarry, north-central New Mexico (8.08 MB PDF)
    — Andrew B. Heckert and Hillary S. Jenkins, pp. 319-334. [ABSTRACT]
  46. Taphonomic analysis of a fire-related Upper Triassic vertebrate fossil assemblage from north-central New Mexico (3.71 MB PDF)
    — Kate E. Zeigler, Andrew B. Heckert, and Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 341-354. [ABSTRACT]
  47. Definition and correlation of the Lamyan: A new biochronological unit for the nonmarine Late Carnian (Late Triassic) (2.36 MB PDF)
    — Adrian P. Hunt, Spencer G. Lucas, and Andrew B. Heckert, pp. 357-366. [ABSTRACT]
  48. Stromatolites in the Todilto Formation? (6.86 MB PDF)
    — Dana S. Ulmer-Scholle, pp. 380-388. [ABSTRACT]
  49. The Mosasaur Prognathodon from the Upper Cretaceous Lewis Shale near Durango, Colorado and distribution of Prognathodon in North America (2.37 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Takehito Ikejiri, Heather Maisch, Thomas Joyce, and Gary L. Gianniny, pp. 389-393. [ABSTRACT]
  50. Dinosaurs, pollen, and the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary in the San Juan Basin (3.49 MB PDF)
    — Robert M. Sullivan, Spencer G. Lucas, and Dennis R. Braman, pp. 395-407. [ABSTRACT]
  51. Late Hemphillian (Late Miocene) vertebrate fauna from the Black Mesa Quarry, Chamita Formation, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (1.21 MB PDF)
    — Gary S. Morgan, Daniel J. Koning, and Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 408-415. [ABSTRACT]
  52. Pleistocene vertebrates from Rio Arriba and Taos counties, northernmost New Mexico (2.46 MB PDF)
    — Gary S. Morgan and Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 416-424. [ABSTRACT]
  53. The geological and geoarchaeological significance of Cerro Pedernal, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (1.95 MB PDF)
    — Gary A. Smith and Bruce B. Huckell, pp. 425-431. [ABSTRACT]
  54. Contrasts in Late Pleistocene to Holocene fluvial behavior along the Middle Rio Chama (335 KB PDF)
    — Lyman Persico, Grant Meyer, Jed Frechette, Jennifer New, and Chris Hepler, pp. 432-433. [ABSTRACT]
  55. Mineral deposits in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico (520 KB PDF)
    — Virginia T. McLemore and Gretchen Hoffman, pp. 445-456. [ABSTRACT]