Cenozoic-fill-thickness estimated from P-wave delays in the Jornada del Muerto and Palomas Basins
Steven H. Harder, G. Randy Keller, P. H. Daggett, and Y. A. Sinno

Abstract:

P-wave delay times in the Jomada del Muerto Basin indicate that the maximum thickness of Cenozoic basin fill is 3.6 km. This thickness is reached in the southern part of the basin and diminishes to the north to about 1.4 km. In addition, there seem to be no major east–west faults in the basin north of the north end of the Doña Ana Mountains. The Palomas Basin has a maximum thickness of 2.3 km; little else can be determined about the basin from this study.


Citation:

  1. Harder, Steven H.; Keller, G. Randy; Daggett, P. H.; Sinno, Y. A., 1986, Cenozoic-fill-thickness estimated from P-wave delays in the Jornada del Muerto and Palomas Basins, in: Truth or Consequences region, Clemons, R. E.; King, W. E.; Mack, G. H., New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 37th Field Conference, pp. 135-138.

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