New Mexico Geological Society
Fall Field Conference Guidebook - 16
Southwestern New Mexico II
J. Paul Fitzsimmons and Christina L. Balk, eds., 1965, 244 pages.
The Sixteenth Field Conference will be confined to the Mexican Highland section of the Basin and Range province and the Datil section of the Colorado Plateau. The first day's caravan route starts in the Mexican Highland section, following the Rio Grande depression, with an excursion onto the Jornada del Muerto plain, into the Rincon-Palomas valley. After crossing a remnant of the Palomas basin surface, the Goodsight Mountains and the Nutt basin, the route traverses the southeastern prong of the Datil section from near Lake Valley to Dwyer in the Mimbres Valley. The route then continues to the City of Rocks and on to Silver City. Most of the second day will be spent in the Datil section in the Upper Gila and Mimbres River basins. In addition to the spectacular vistas of the plateaus, peaks and ranges of the Datil section, striking features seen on the first and second days of the conference will be the stepped sequence of geomorphic surfaces flanking the Rio Grande, the Mimbres and Gila rivers, and their tributaries. The third and final day will be spent in the Mexican Highland section in the southern New Mexico-Arizona border areas. The caravan will cross the Burro Mountains uplifts, the Lordsburg and Animas valleys (site of Pleistocene Lake Animas), the Peloncillo Range, and San Simon Valley. The conference will end on the east flanks of the Chiricahua Mountains in an area of classic Basin and Range geology and geomorphology.
Table of Contents:
Note —Downloads of the papers below are free. Road logs mini-papers, maps, and other sections are only available in print.
Geologic map of the Santa Rita quadrangle, New Mexico
— Robert M. Hernon, William R. Jones, and Samuel L. Moore, pp. in pocket.
Road log from Las Cruces to Nutt
— John W. Hawley and F. E. Kottlowski, pp. 15-27.
Road log from Nutt to Hillsboro
— Bob Donegan and F. E. Kottlowski, pp. 27-30.
Road log from Hillsboro to Mimbres Valley, New Mexico
— Frederick J. Kuellmer and F. E. Kottlowski, pp. 31-35.
Road log from Mimbres Valley to Silver City
— Wolfgang E. Elston and T. A. Netelbeek, pp. 36-43.
Road log to Cameron Creek laccolith
— W. P. Pratt and W. R. Jones, pp. 43-44.
Road log from Silver City to junction of New Mexico Highways 61 and 90
— Wolfgang E. Elston, R. H. Weber, and F. D. Trauger, pp. 45-62.
Road log from Mimbres Valley to Silver City, New Mexico
— W. H. Balltosser, pp. 62-66.
Road log from Silver City to Lordsburg
— Frederick D. Trauger and T. A. Netelbeek, pp. 67-76.
Road log from Lordsburg to San Simon Valley
— John W. Hawley and F. E. Kottlowski, pp. 76-81.
Exit road log from Blue Mountain to Lordsburg
— John W. Hawley and F. E. Kottlowski, pp. 84-91.
Lexicon of stratigraphic names used in southwestern New Mexico (3.19 MB PDF)
— Christina L. Balk, pp. 93-111.
Early Paleozoic of New Mexico (3.97 MB PDF)
— Rousseau H. Flower, pp. 112-131.
The stratigraphy and facies of the Mississippian strata of southwestern New Mexico (1.97 MB PDF)
— Augustus K. Armstrong, pp. 132-140.
Facets of the Late Paleozoic strata in southwestern New Mexico (1.53 MB PDF)
— Frank E. Kottlowski, pp. 141-147.
Stratigraphy and fusulinids of Naco Group in Chiricahua and Dos Cabezas mountains, Arizona (2.38 MB PDF)
— Sabins, Floyd F., Jr. and Charles A. Ross, pp. 148-157.
The Cameron Creek laccolith: a trap-door intrustion near Silver City, New Mexico (1.36 MB PDF)
— Walden P. Pratt and William R. Jones, pp. 158-163.
Some aspects of the Kneeling Nun rhyolite tuff (741 KB PDF)
— David L. Giles, pp. 164-166.
Volcanic rocks of the Mimbres and upper Gila drainages, New Mexico (1.93 MB PDF)
— Wolfgang E. Elston, pp. 167-174.
Some geological features of the Santa Rita quadrangle, New Mexico (2.07 MB PDF)
— Robert M. Hernon, W. R. Jones, and S. L. Moore, pp. 175-183.
Geologic structure pattern of Grant County, New Mexico (1.13 MB PDF)
— Frederick D. Trauger, pp. 184-187.
Geomorphic surfaces along the Rio Grande Valley from El Paso, Texas, to Caballo Reservoir, New Mexico (2.24 MB PDF)
— John W. Hawley, pp. 188-198.
Pluvial Lake Palomas, northwestern Chihuahua, Mexico, and Pleistocene geologic history of south-central New Mexico (1.32 MB PDF)
— Reeves, Corwin C., Jr., pp. 199-203.
Maare of La Mesa (1.46 MB PDF)
— Rene A. De Hon, pp. 204-209.
Mining districts of Hidalgo County, New Mexico (1.21 MB PDF)
— Wolfgang E. Elston, pp. 210-214.
Ground water--Its occurrence and relation to the economy and geology of southwestern New Mexico (2.89 MB PDF)
— Frederick D. Trauger and Gene C. Doty, pp. 215-227.
Human prehistory in southwestern New Mexico (527 KB PDF)
— Erik K. Reed, pp. 228-229.
New Mexico's southwest (955 KB PDF)
— Paige W. Christiansen, pp. 230-233.
Changing vegetation patterns in southern New Mexico (535 KB PDF)
— William A. Dick-Peddie, pp. 234-235.
A glance at the birds of southwestern New Mexico (597 KB PDF)
— J. Paul Fitzsimmons, pp. 236-237.