Crustal structure of west-central New Mexico: a preliminary seismic interpretation
Donald G. Roberts, Donald C. Adams, and G. Randy Keller

Abstract:

A new, unreversed seismic profile was recorded in the region from Socorro to Datil, New Mexico in June 1993. These data, when interpreted in the context of previously existing data, provide a new picture of the transition zone between the Colorado Plateau and Rio Grande rift in western New Mexico. Crustal structure characteristic of the rift extends at least as far west as Magdalena, New Mexico before the crust appears to gradually thicken into the Colorado Plateau. This broad transition zone is generally similar to that found in recent studies of the boundary between the Basin and Range province and Colorado Plateau in western Arizona.


Citation:

  1. Roberts, Donald G.; Adams, Donald C.; Keller, G. Randy, 1994, Crustal structure of west-central New Mexico: a preliminary seismic interpretation, in: Mogollon Slope, west-central New Mexico, Chamberlin, Richard M.; Kues, Barry S.; Cather, Steven M.; Barker, James B.; McIntosh, William C., New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 45th Field Conference, pp. 143-145.

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