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Herradura; a new lava flow feature

Jerry M. Hoffer
Herradura; a new lava flow feature
Geological Society of America Bulletin (1971) 82 (10): 2949-2953


Lava ridges which are horseshoe-shaped in plan occur on the flanks of several volcanic cones in the La Mesa Basalts, Quaternary alkaline olivine basalts in south-central New Mexico. I propose to call these newly described features herradura (Spanish: horseshoe). They formed by extrusion of lava through an already existing sloping crust of lava.

ISSN: 0016-7606
EISSN: 1943-2674
Serial Title: Geological Society of America Bulletin
Serial Volume: 82
Serial Issue: 10
Title: Herradura; a new lava flow feature
Author(s): Hoffer, Jerry M.
Pages: 2949-2953
Published: 1971
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1971-028965
Categories: Geomorphology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. (incl. sketch map)
N31°30'00" - N37°00'00", W109°04'60" - W103°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1971
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