Precambrian geology and metalsl potential of the Twining-Gold Hill area, Taos Range, New Mexico
Daggett, M. DeWitt, III.

Abstract:

Early Proterozoic supracrustal and intrusive rocks crop out in the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains from east of the town of Taos to north of the New Mexico/Colorado state line. Recent studies of this terrane in the Taos Range segment of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains refine previously published information on the area. This paper presents an overview of the Precambrian supracrustal geology of the southern Taos Range, describes in detail the geology of a small area north of Twining, and discusses the region's potential for deposits of volcanogenic metals.


Reed (this guidebook) outlines the Precambrian geology of the entire range, based on recent U.S. Geological Survey mapping (Reed and others, 1983). McCrink (1982) mapped portions of the Gold Hill and Wheeler Peak areas and conducted a geochemical study of the rocks (Condie and McCrink, 1982).


Citation:

  1. Daggett, M. DeWitt, III., 1984, Precambrian geology and metalsl potential of the Twining-Gold Hill area, Taos Range, New Mexico, in: Rio Grande rift--northern New Mexico, Baldridge, W. S.; Dickerson, P. W.; Riecker, R. E.; Zidek, J., New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 35th Field Conference, pp. 187-191.

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