Banded Castile evaporates, Delaware basin, New Mexico
Published:January 01, 1987
This site is located along U.S. 62, 0.75 mi (1.2 km) north of the Texas-New Mexico state line and 12 mi (20 km) southwest of Carlsbad Caverns (Fig. 1). This is the main two-lane highway between Carlsbad, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. The shoulder of the highway at the outcrop is wide enough to accommodate a single row of cars. The geographic relationship of the outcrop to the Gypsum Plain, a vast expanse (1000 sq mi—2600 sq km)of outcropping gypsum, and to other physiographic features in the vicinity is shown in Figure 1.
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Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America
One of six volumes generated by each GSA section for the Decade of North American Geology (DNAG) project, this Centennial Field Guide contains descriptions of 100 sites or site clusters representing outstanding geologic locations in northern Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming, and Alberta.