New Mexico Geological Society
Fall Field Conference Guidebook – 60
Geology of the Chupadera Mesa

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Virgil Lueth, Spencer G. Lucas, Richard M. Chamberlin, 2009, 438 pages.

High and lonesome, in the center of New Mexico, the Chupadera Mesa is home to a handful of ranchers and visited only occasionally by a few hearty geologists. Here we present new studies concerning the geology of this harsh but beautiful country. In this volume geologists detail the geologic history ranging from the Proterozoic to the Recent via comprehensive roadlogs and illustrations. Over thirty research papers document the latest discoveries over diverse subjects ranging from paleontology and stratigraphy to geophysics, tectonics and ore deposits. Seventeen color plates illustrate the geological complexity of this enchanting area of New Mexico.This is the 60th in a series of annual guidebooks by the New Mexico GeologicalSociety. The guidebooks collectively provide the most comprehensive library of geologic literature for New Mexico and adjacent states.

There are two versions of this guidebook available — the complete guidebook (438 pages), and a version with just the road logs that is spiral bound (126 pages).

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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. Southern Chupadera Mesa: First-day road log from Socorro to Chupadera Mesa via San Antonio, Carhtage, Bignham, Jones Camp, Broken Back Crater , and Fraley
    — Richard M. Chamberlin, Virgil W. Lueth, Spencer G. Lucas, Steven M. Cather, Stephen C. Hook, Karl Krainer, and Justin A. Spielman, pp. 1-20.
  2. Mini-papers:

  3. Senecu, New Mexico, 1629: The birth of viticutlure in the United States
    — Adrian P. Hunt and Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 20-22.
  4. Bentonites and boundaries in the lower tongue of the Mancos Shale, Carthage coal field, Socorro County, New Mexico
    — Stephen C. Hook, pp. 23-26.
  5. The Mockingbird Gap Clovis site
    — Bruce B. Huckell and Vance T. Holliday, pp. 26-28.
  6. The Mockingbird Gap Clovis site
    — Bruce B. Huckell and Vance T. Holliday, pp. 26-28.
  7. A summary of age dating at the Hansonburg galena-barite-fluorite deposits, Socorro County, New Mexico
    — Virgil W. Lueth, pp. 28-30.
  8. Mining history of the Jones district iron deposits, Chupadera Mesa, Socorro County, New Mexico
    — Robert W. Eveleth and Virgil W. Lueth, pp. 30-33.
  9. Primary flow folds on the north margin of the Jones Camp dike: Evidence for easterly dike propagation and mafic magma transport
    — Richard M. Chamberlin, pp. 33-35.
  10. Temperature-pressure constraints on metamorphism and hydrothermal alteration of the Jones Camp dike, Socorro County, New Mexico
    — Virgil W. Lueth, pp. 35-38.
  11. The Permian Chupadera Formation
    — Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 38-40.
  12. Fraley limestone quarry and kilns
    — Robert W. Eveleth, virgil W. Lueth, and Stanley Krukowski, pp. 40-42.
  13. Geologic relationships and new 40Ar/39Ar age of lavas in the Broken Back crater area
    — Steven M. Cather and Matthew T. Heizler, pp. 43-45.
  14. Flood deposits of lower Bandelier pumice and ash near Bosquecito, central New Mexico
    — Steven M. Cather and William C. McIntosh, pp. 44-45.
  15. Quebradas Country: Second-day road log from Socorro to Buffalo Well via Arroyo de la Parida and Canoncito de la Uva
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Steven M. Cather, Richard M. Chamberlin, Virgil W. Lueth, Karl Krainer, and Justin Spielman, pp. 47-66.
  16. Mini-papers:

  17. Fossil evidence of the age of the Ancestral Rio Grande at Arroyo de la Parida, Socorro County, New Mexico
    — Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 66-67.
  18. Clarence Luther Herrick and the geology of the Cerros de Anmado, Socorro County, New Mexico
    — Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 67-68.
  19. An early Permian (Wolfcampian-Symourian) vertebrate fauna from the Abo Formation (Scholle Member), Gallina Well, Socorro County, NM
    — Justin A. Spielman, Spencer G. Lucas, David S. Berman, and Amy C. Henrici, pp. 69-70.
  20. Rare-earth geochemical anomaly at Sierra larga, New Mexico: NURE stream sediment data suggest a monazite placer deposit in the Permian Glorieta Sandstone
    — Richard M. Chamberlin, pp. 71-73.
  21. The Montosa fault
    — Steven M. Cather, pp. 73-74.
  22. Northern Chupadera Mesa: Third-day road log from Socorro to Gran Quivira via Abo Pass
    — Virgil W. Lueth, Spencer G. Lucas, Steven M. Cather, Richard M. Chamberlin, Dave Love, Dave McCraw, Amy Luther, Karl Krainer, and Justin A. Spielman, pp. 75-108.
  23. Mini-papers:

  24. Jerome copper prospects, San Lorenzo Canyon, Socorro County, New Mexico
    — Robert W. Eveleth, Richard M. Chamberlin, and Virgil W. Lueth, pp. 92-95.
  25. A Late Pennsylvanian marine fauna from the La Casa Member, Wild Cow Formation (Madera Group) near Abo Pass, Socorro County, New Mexico
    — Barry S. Kues, pp. 95-97.
  26. The Upper Carboniferous Bursum Formation at Abo Pass, Socorro County, New Mexico
    — Karl Krainer, Spencer G. Lucas, and Daniel Vachard, pp. 98-102.
  27. A hyperfiltration model for copper mineralization at the Abo Mine, Scholle district, New Mexico
    — Virgil W. Lueth and T. Michael Whitworth, pp. 102-104.
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  29. Tectonics of the Chupadera Mesa region, central New Mexico (4.66 MB PDF)
    — Steven M. Cather, pp. 127-138. [ABSTRACT]
  30. Summary of interpetations of six years of tiltmeter motions above the flanks of the Socorro Magma Body, central Rio Grande Rift (5.20 MB PDF)
    — D. W. Love, B. D. Allen, R. M. Chamberlin, and W. C. Haneberg, pp. 145-152. [ABSTRACT]
  31. Pennsylvanian stratigraphy in the northern Oscura Mountains, Socorro County, New Mexico (5.91 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas and Karl Krainer, pp. 153-166. [ABSTRACT]
  32. Triassic stratigraphy and biostratigraphy in Socorro County, New Mexico (7.18 MB PDF)
    — Justin A. Spielmann and Lucas, pp. 213-226. [ABSTRACT]
  33. A coal-measure forest near Socorro, New Mexico (5.01 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas, William A. Dimichele, Karl Krainer, Dan S. Chaney, and Justin A. Spielmann, pp. 235-242. [ABSTRACT]
  34. The biota and paleoecology of the upper Pennsylvanian (Missourian) Tinajas Locality, Socorro County, New Mexico (9.29 MB PDF)
    — Allan J. Lerner, Spencer G. Lucas, Justin A. Speilmann, Karl Krainer, William A. Dimichele, Dan S. Chaney, Joerg W. Schneider, W. John Nelson, and Alexander Ivanov, pp. 267-280. [ABSTRACT]
  35. Dimetrodon (amniota: synapsida: sphenacodontidae) from the lower permina Abo Formation, Socorro County, New Mexico (1.98 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Justin A. Spielmann, Larry F. Rinehart, and Thomas Martens, pp. 281-284. [ABSTRACT]
  36. The Abo Pass tracksite: a lower permian tetrapod footprint assemblage from central New Mexico (3.39 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas, Justin A. Spielmann, and Allan J. Lerner, pp. 285-290. [ABSTRACT]
  37. Tetropod footprints from the lower Permian Yeso Group, Mockingbird Gap, Socorro County, New Mexico (2.32 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas and Justin A. Spielmann, pp. 305-310. [ABSTRACT]
  38. Low diversity Selachian assemblage from the Upper Cretaceous Greenhorn Limestone, Socorro County, New Mexico (1.78 MB PDF)
    — Spencer G. Lucas and Justin A. Spielmann, pp. 311-314. [ABSTRACT]
  39. A nearshore vertebrate assemblage from the late cretaceous (turonian) Atarque Sandstone, Socorro County, New Mexico (2.24 MB PDF)
    — Justin A. Spielmann, Randy Pence, and Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 315-320. [ABSTRACT]
  40. Cenozoic vertebrates from Socorro County, central New Mexico (3.67 MB PDF)
    — Gary S. Morgan, Spencer G. Lucas, and David W. Love, pp. 321-336. [ABSTRACT]
  41. Thermal history of the Eastern Socorro Basin, Socorro County, New Mexico, based on apatite fission-track thermochronology (3.68 MB PDF)
    — Shari A. Kelley, Charles E. Chapin, Steven M. Cather, and Mark Person, pp. 347-358. [ABSTRACT]
  42. Mineralization of the Hansonburg Mining District, Bingham, New Mexico (3.28 MB PDF)
    — John Rakovan and Frederick Partey, pp. 387-398. [ABSTRACT]
  43. Old Hansonburg, one of New Mexico's forgotten mining camps (2.60 MB PDF)
    — Robert W. Eveleth and Virgil W. Lueth, pp. 399-406. [ABSTRACT]
  44. Mining history of the Carthage coal field, Socorro County, New Mexico (5.02 MB PDF)
    — Gretchen K. Hoffman and Joseph P. Hereford, pp. 407-414. [ABSTRACT]
  45. Progress report on tracking Rio Grande terraces across the uplift of the Socorro Magma Body (5.35 MB PDF)
    — D. W. Love, D. J. McCraw, R. M. Chamberlin, M. Reiter, S. D. Connell, S. M. Cather, and L. Majkowski, pp. 415-424. [ABSTRACT]