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Sediments from alaskite, Capitan Mountain, New Mexico

Raymond Sidwell
Sediments from alaskite, Capitan Mountain, New Mexico
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology (December 1946) 16 (3): 121-123


Intrusive rock, alaskite, in Capitan Mountain is reduced to fragments under semi-arid conditions and at altitudes above 7,000 feet. Materials at the time of disintegration are arkosic: some accumulate on the alaskite but most are deposited at lower levels in the piedmont. Mineral content of the sediments in order to abundance are quartz, feldspars, magnetite, staurolite, hornblende, anatase and andalusite. Most of the minerals have undergone some degree of alteration.

ISSN: 0022-4472
Serial Title: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Serial Volume: 16
Serial Issue: 3
Title: Sediments from alaskite, Capitan Mountain, New Mexico
Author(s): Sidwell, Raymond
Pages: 121-123
Published: 194612
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1949-015291
Categories: Mineralogy
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. index map
N31°30'00" - N37°00'00", W109°04'60" - W103°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1949
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