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Stratigraphy and structure of the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado

Linus Reid Litsey
Stratigraphy and structure of the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado
Bulletin of the Geological Society of America (September 1958) 69 (9): 1143-1177

Abstract

Precambrian metamorphic and igneous rocks, Paleozoic sedimentary rocks, and Tertiary igneous rocks are exposed in the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The sedimentary rocks of Paleozoic age are most abundant and range from Ordovician through Permian. The pre-Pennsylvanian sedimentary rocks average about 1000 feet thick and are for the most part limestones and dolomites with lesser amounts of shale, sandstone, and quartzite. The Pennsylvanian and Permian rocks, more than 14,500 feet thick, are coarse clastic rocks deposited in the Colorado-New Mexico zeugogeo-syncline. The Pennsylvanian rocks are poorly stratified and poorly sorted, drab sandstones and fine conglomerates; red sandstones and arkosic conglomerates predominate in the Permian rocks.


ISSN: 1050-9747
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 69
Serial Issue: 9
Title: Stratigraphy and structure of the northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado
Author(s): Litsey, Linus Reid
Pages: 1143-1177
Published: 195809
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1959-018730
Categories: Areal geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. geol map
N37°00'00" - N41°00'00", W109°00'00" - W102°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1959
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