David H. Jagnow, 1989. "The Geology of Lechuguilla Cave, New Mexico", Subsurface and Outcrop Examination of the Capitan Shelf Margin, Northern Delaware Basin, Paul M. Harris, George A. Grover
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Lechuguilla Cave is located 3½ miles WNW of Carlsbad Cavern in the headwaters of Lechuguilla Canyon. The more shelfward position of this cave, combined with its great depth, allows the geologist a rare opportunity to study the very heart of the Permian-age Capitan Reef Complex.
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Subsurface and Outcrop Examination of the Capitan Shelf Margin, Northern Delaware Basin
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