1978 International Symposium on the Rio Grande Rift
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1978 International Symposium on the Rio Grande Rift October 8-17, 1978, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA ; program and abstracts by International Symposium on the Rio Grande Rift (1978 Santa Fe, N.M.)

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Published by Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory in Los Alamos, N.M .
Written in English


  • Rifts (Geology) -- Congresses,
  • Faults (Geology) -- Congresses

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Edition Notes

StatementKenneth H. Olsen, convener ; Charles E. Chapin, program chairman
ContributionsChapin, Charles Edward, 1932-, Olsen, Kenneth H. 1930-
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 105 leaves :
Number of Pages105
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14635034M

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those presented at the International Symposium on the Rio Grande rift held at Santa Fe, New Mexico, in October The Symposium was spon- sored by Working Group 4 of the Inter-Union Commission on Geodynamics national Symposium on the Rio Grande rift, Los Alamos Sci. Lab. Report LAC, p., culmination of papers leading up to the international Symposium vnn the pnp.r by Cordell () on the regional geophyllicnl aettin11 of tho Rio Cronde rift,,, a paper ~hich cnpa nearly t~o decades of geophysical •o~ork, t hnve touchr.d only the highlights here: Y significant contri­. Introduction --Northern rift guide 1, Denver-Alamosa, Colorado / Ogden Tweto --Subsurface structure of San Luis Valley / G.H. Davis and G.R. Keller --Northern rift guide 2, Alamosa, Colorado-Santa Fe, New Mexico --Alamosa to Antonito, Colorado / R.L. Burroughs --Antonito, Colorado, to Rio Grade Gorge, New Mexico / P.W. Lipman --Rio Grande Gorge. Though initially used on field trips for the International Symposium on Tectonics and Magmatism of the Rio Grande rift, the guidebook will be useful to anyone interested in the Cenozoic history of the mi-long area extending from central Colorado to El Paso, Texas.

tion of basins within the Rio Grande rift (Cordell, ; Daggett et al., ; Grauch et al., , ). Regional-quality (1–5 km station spacing) gravity data were. Circular —Guidebook to Rio Grande rift in New Mexico Compiled by J. W. Hawley, , reprinted , pp., 4 tables, figs., 2 sheets. Discusses the details of geologic features along the rift zone. Included are short papers on topics relative to the overall region. The Rio Grande Rift began forming between 35 and 29 million years ago when Earth’s lithosphere began to spread apart, triggering volcanism (volcanic activity) in the region. It stretches from the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, to at least Leadville, Colorado (and probably continues further north). All journal articles featured in International Geology Review vol 43 issue 10 Vol 14 Structural and Stratigraphic Evolution of the.

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series. The Rio Grande rift was largely overlooked as a major continental rift until the 's. Geologists in the United States were preoccupied with the much larger Basin and Range province and with the southern Rocky Mountains. Pitiless Rapture by Rift, Valerie and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   The modern Mesilla and Hueco basins are drained by the Rio Grande, the axial river of the Rio Grande rift. The Rio Grande first entered southern New Mexico between 4 and 5 Ma ago (Bachman and Mehnert, ; Repenning and May, ; Chapin, ; Chapin and Cather, ; Leeder et al., b), and during most of the Pliocene it emptied into Lake. The Rio Grande rift is a north-trending continental rift zone. It separates the Colorado Plateau in the west from the interior of the North American craton on the east. The rift extends from central Colorado in the north to the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, in the south. The rift zone consists of four basins that have an average width of 50 kilometers. The rift can be observed on location at Rio.