New Mexico Geological Society
Fall Field Conference Guidebook - 39
Cretaceous and Laramide Tectonic Evolution of Southwestern New Mexico


Greg H. Mack, Timothy F. Lawton and Spencer G. Lucas, eds, 1988, 216 pages.

On behalf of the Executive Committee and everyone who has contributed to this event, I wish to express my pleasure that you have elected to attend the thirty-ninth annual Fall Field Conference of the New Mexico Geological Society. I feel very confident that you will enjoy studying the geology of beautiful mountainous southwestern New Mexico during the three-day field symposium. Although the major emphasis of the conference will be on Cretaceous stratigraphy and Laramide tectonic evolution, a multitude of other geologic phenomena will be examined in road logs, technical papers, discussions and friendly disagreements. The first day focuses on the west flank of the Florida Mountains. The second day tour visits the northern end of the Little Hatchet Mountains, and the third day tours the north end of the Animas Mountains along the Continental Divide. There is also a supplemental road log from Hachita to Columbus and Deming.

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Table of Contents:

Note —Downloads of the papers below are free. Road logs, mini-papers, and some other sections of recent guidebooks are only available in print.

Front Matter: (includes Dedication, President's Message, & Conference Organizer's Message)

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Roadlogs: (each includes listed mini-papers)

First-day road log: West flank of Florida Mountains (2.69 MB PDF)
— Russell E. Clemons and Greg H. Mack, pp. 1-14.


Earth fissures in the Deming area
— Gregory J. Contaldo and Jerry E. Mueller, pp. 3-4.
The "Deming Dinosaur" was a mammoth
— Spencer G. Lucas, pp. 12-13.
Second-day road log: Northern end of Little Hatchet Mountains (2.17 MB PDF)
— Russell E. Clemons and Greg H. Mack, pp. 15-25.


Klondike Hills, southwestern New Mexico: Evidence for Laramide strike-slip deformation
— Michael G. Rupert, pp. 16-19.
Third-day road log: Northern Animas Mountains (1.68 MB PDF)
— Russell E. Clemons, Greg H. Mack, and W. E. Elston, pp. 27-36.

Roadlog References:

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Geology of southwestern New Mexico (589 KB PDF)
— Russell E. Clemons and Greg H. Mack, pp. 45-57. [ABSTRACT]
Geophysical anomalies in southwestern New Mexico (1.25 MB PDF)
— Michael V. DeAngelo and G. Randy Keller, pp. 71-75. [ABSTRACT]
An integrated geophysical study of the Knight Peak graben (0.98 MB PDF)
— Keith Davis, Steven Harder, Roger W. Greensfelder, and James Ni, pp. 77-81. [ABSTRACT]
Geochronologic studies of the Florida Mountains, New Mexico (1.38 MB PDF)
— Ronald K. Matheney, Muhammad Shafiqullah, Douglas G. Brookins, Paul E. Damon, and E. Timothy Wallin, pp. 99-107. [ABSTRACT]
Early Trans-Pecos magmatism: petrology and geochemistry of Eocene intrusive rocks in the El Paso area (1.32 MB PDF)
— James D. Hoover, Susan E. Ensenat, Calvin G. Barnes, and R. Dyer, pp. 109-118. [ABSTRACT]
The Cretaceous foreland basin in southwestern New Mexico (1.20 MB PDF)
— Greg H. Mack, Joe A. Galemore, and Edward L. Kaczmarek, pp. 135-141. [ABSTRACT]
Cretaceous stratigraphy and biostratigraphy, Cooke's Range, Luna County, New Mexico (3.83 MB PDF)
— Spencer G. Lucas, Barry S. Kues, Steven N. Hayden, Bruce D. Allen, Kenneth K. Kietzke, Thomas E. Williamson, Paul Sealey, and Randy Pence, pp. 143-167. [ABSTRACT]
Selenium geochemistry at Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge (896 KB PDF)
— John L. Persico and Douglas G. Brookins, pp. 211-216. [ABSTRACT]

Back Matter: (usually includes a stratigraphic column and/or correlation chart)

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Recommended Guidebook Citation:

  1. Mack, G. H.; Lawton, T. F.; Lucas, S. G.; [eds.], 1988, Cretaceous and Laramide Tectonic Evolution of Southwestern New Mexico, New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 39th Annual Field Conference, 216 pp.