Philmont, more than fifty years of geologic enchantment
— Frank E. Kottlowski and G. D. Robinson


The Philmont Scout Ranch is a superb outdoor laboratory where more than half a million Scouts have become acquainted with geology. Exposed rocks range from Precambrian units through Cenozoic intrusive and basalt flows. Geologic structure is relatively simple except for some overturned folds and thrust faults. Many geologic features such as landslides, laccoliths and volcanic craters help interest the Scouts in geologic processes.

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Recommended Citation:

  1. Kottlowski, Frank E.; Robinson, G. D., 1990, Philmont, more than fifty years of geologic enchantment, in: Tectonic development of the southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, New Mexico, Bauer, Paul W.; Lucas, Spencer G.; Mawer, Christopher K.; McIntosh, William C., New Mexico Geological Society, Guidebook, 41st Field Conference, pp. 237-239.

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