A seismic-reflection study of part of the southern Jornada del Muerto
G. Randy Keller, William R. Seager, and Thompson, Sam, III.

Abstract:

A 50 km long seismic-reflection profile was recorded as part of the CARDEX-81 (Caldera and Rift Deep Seismic Experiment) cooperative seismic experiment. These data were gathered by Exxon U.S.A. and extend NNW across the Jornada del Muerto from Organ, New Mexico. The southern portion of the profile is very complex because it crosses the Rio Grande uplift which is a Laramide feature exposed in the nearby San Andres Mountains. The remainder of the profile depicts the structural simplicity of Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic strata along the eastern flank of the Jomada del Muerto syncline, and also illustrates gradual southerly thickening of Paleozoic carbonate and Cenozoic clastic strata.


Citation:

  1. Keller, G. Randy; Seager, William R.; Thompson, Sam, III., 1986, A seismic-reflection study of part of the southern Jornada del Muerto, in: Truth or Consequences region, Clemons, R. E.; King, W. E.; Mack, G. H., New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 37th Field Conference, pp. 139-142.

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