New Mexico Geological Society
Fall Field Conference Guidebook - 49
Las Cruces Country II
It has been 23 years since the New Mexico Geological Society last visited the Las Cruces area (Guidebook 26). Greg Mack and his field conference committee have put together an interesting and diversified meeting including Paleozoic basin evolution, Cenozoic history of southern New Mexico, and economic geology of the area. The first day follows a route from Las Cruces to Truth or Consequences along I-25. The goal of the first day is to examine parts of the Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary sections. The morning stop at Derry Hills is to examine the Magdalena Group and Permian Abo formation. In the afternoon we visit Mescal Canyon, east of Truth and Consequences to examine upper Cretaceous siliciclastic sedimentary rocks. The second day is dedicated to the Cenozoic history of southern New Mexico exposed in Selden Canyon, Broad Canyon and near Rincon. The third day focuses on economic geology with visits to see features associated with a recently discovered geothermal field, and a quarry where barite and manganese were mined on a small scale.
Table of Contents:
Note —Downloads of the papers below are free. Road logs, mini-papers, maps, and other sections for recent guidebooks are only available in print.
Roadlogs: (each includes listed mini-papers)
— Greg H. Mack, Timothy F. Lawton, and Katherine A. Giles, pp. 1-22.
— Frank E. Kottlowski and William R. Seager, pp. 3-4.
— Greg H. Mack, Katherine A. Giles, and Timothy F. Lawton, pp. 6-8.
— Spencer G. Lucas and Adrian P. Hunt, pp. 11-13.
— Greg H. Mack and Nancy J. McMillan, pp. 23-34.
— Spencer G. Lucas, Gary S. Morgan, and Greg H. Mack, pp. 34.
— James C. Witcher, pp. 35-38.
— Greg H. Mack, James Witcher, and Thomas Giordano, pp. 35-38.
— David T. Kirkpatrick and Meliha S. Duran, pp. 41-45. [ABSTRACT]
— Hana S. Norton, pp. 55-60. [ABSTRACT]
— Michael D. Jarvis, Brenda J. Buck, and James C. Witcher, pp. 71-74. [ABSTRACT]
— William J. Stone, pp. 75-77. [ABSTRACT]
— Brenda J. Buck, John M. Jr. Kipp, and H. Curtis Monger, pp. 79-86. [ABSTRACT]
— G. Randy Keller, Brian S. Penn, and Steven H. Harder, pp. 87-91. [ABSTRACT]
— Howard P. Ross and James C. Witcher, pp. 93-100. [ABSTRACT]
— Timothy J. Maciejewski and Kate C. Miller, pp. 101-106. [ABSTRACT]
— Nancy J. McMillan, pp. 107-116. [ABSTRACT]
— Elizabeth Y. Anthony, Jerry Hoffer, Wendi J. Williams, Jane Poths, and Brian Penn, pp. 117-122. [ABSTRACT]
— Jerry M. Hoffer, Brian S. Penn, Oscar A. Quezada, and Monica Morales, pp. 123-128. [ABSTRACT]
— Constance J. Nutt and J. Michael O'Neill, pp. 129-134. [ABSTRACT]
— Katherine A. Giles, pp. 155-160. [ABSTRACT]
— William D. Raatz and J. A. (Toni) Simo, pp. 161-176. [ABSTRACT]
— Michelle L. Stoklosa, J. A. (Toni) Simo, and Gregory P. Wahlman, pp. 177-186. [ABSTRACT]
— Spencer G. Lucas and John W. Estep, pp. 187-196. [ABSTRACT]
— Spencer G. Lucas, Leroy L. Corbitt, and John W. Estep, pp. 197-203. [ABSTRACT]
— Spencer G. Lucas and Orin J. Anderson, pp. 205-207. [ABSTRACT]
— Upchurch, Garland R., Jr. and Greg H. Mack, pp. 209-222. [ABSTRACT]
— Spencer G. Lucas, Greg H. Mack, and John W. Estep, pp. 223-227. [ABSTRACT]
— Greg H. Mack, Stephen L. Salyards, William C. McIntosh, and Michael R. Leeder, pp. 229-236. [ABSTRACT]
— Gary S. Morgan, Spencer G. Lucas, and John W. Estep, pp. 237-249. [ABSTRACT]
— Virginia T. McLemore, Thomas H. Giordano, Virgil W. Lueth, and James C. Witcher, pp. 251-263. [ABSTRACT]
— Virgil W. Lueth, pp. 265-269. [ABSTRACT]
— George S. Austin and James M. Barker, pp. 271-277. [ABSTRACT]
— Virgil W. Lueth and Virginia T. McLemore, pp. 279-285. [ABSTRACT]
— George S. Austin, James M. Barker, and Edward W. Smith, pp. 287-298. [ABSTRACT]
— Virginia T. McLemore, pp. 299-307. [ABSTRACT]
— Virgil W. Lueth, Philip C. Goodell, Matthew T. Heizler, and Lisa Peters, pp. 309-315. [ABSTRACT]
— Geoffrey C. Giles and John W. Pearson, pp. 317-325. [ABSTRACT]
Recommended Guidebook Citation:
- Mack, G. H.; Austin, G. S.; Barker, J. M.; [eds.], 1998, Las Cruces Country II, New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 49th Annual Field Conference, 325 pp.