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Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1130/SPE291-p39
... Analysis of borehole and reflection seismic data from the Alamosa basin (northern San Luis Basin, Rio Grande rift) reveals tectonic development in response to three Tertiary events, each with an associated package of rocks distinguished by mineralogy and petrology. Eocene redbeds of the Blanco...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 April 2013
DOI: 10.1130/2013.2494(01)
... of Alamosa, Colorado. Alluvial and lacustrine sediment nearly filled the basin prior to the lake's overflow, which occurred ca. 430 ka as estimated from 3 He surface-exposure ages of 431 ± 6 ka and 439 ± 6 ka on a shoreline basalt boulder, and from strongly developed relict calcic soils on barrier bars...
Journal Article
Published: 01 December 2017
Rocky Mountain Geology (2017) 52 (2): 107-117.
...-altitude lake (Lake Alamosa) that filled much of the northern San Luis Basin during the Pliocene to middle Pleistocene ( Machette et al., 2013 ). The existence of Lake Alamosa was first suggested in 1822 by U.S. Army Major Jacob Fowler and later supported by the recovery of thick lacustrine clays...
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Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 February 1957
AAPG Bulletin (1957) 41 (2): 181-196.
... geologic map of the northwestern part of New Mexico and to clarify the relations of the stratigraphy of the Alamosa Creek Valley area to that of the southern part of the San Juan Basin. © 1957 American Association of Petroleum Geologists. All rights reserved 1957 American Association of Petroleum...
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... Basin through the McCarty-Alamosa Creek area establishes the correlation of the locally named formations in the valley of Alamosa Creek with the several tongues and members of the Mancos and Mesaverde formations. Details of the stratigraphy worked out in the Mesa Verde-Atarque and McCarty-Alamosa...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 April 2002
DOI: 10.1130/0-8137-2366-3.101
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1144/SP282.8
EISBN: 9781862395305
... distinct phases. The first phase occurred in the Newfoundland and Galicia Interior basins during the Late Triassic–Early Jurassic periods (Fig.  1 ) ( Tankard & Welsink 1987 ; Tucholke et al. 1989 ; Ziegler 1989 ; Murillas et al. 1990 ; Foster & Robinson 1993 ). This was followed...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 November 2014
GSA Bulletin (2014) 126 (11-12): 1481-1494.
... Miocene sequence, ∼100 m thick, has undergone intense deformation and vertical displacement in excess of 200 m due to the interstratal karstification of the underlying halite- and glauberite-bearing Tertiary formation. The 45-km-long structural basin of the Saskatoon Low (Saskatchewan, Canada...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 07 September 2016
DOI: 10.1130/2016.0044(13)
EISBN: 9780813756448
... Alamosa in the northern San Luis Basin overflowed, and began to drain to the south across the closed Sunshine Valley–Costilla Plain region ≤400 ka. By ~200 ka, erosion had cut through topographic highs at Ute Mountain and the Red River fault zone, and began deep-canyon incision across the southern San...
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Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 January 1975
DOI: 10.1130/MEM144-p211
... Miocene-Pliocene history is recorded in south-central Colorado by sediments deposited in subsiding basins bounded by fault-block mountains and by faulted sedimentary and volcanic deposits lying on a channeled late Eocene erosion surface of regional extent. The San Luis Valley and upper Arkansas...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 November 1965
AAPG Bulletin (1965) 49 (11): 2041-2075.
...Elmer H. Baltz ABSTRACT Raton Basin .—The Raton basin of northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado is a Laramide structural basin bounded on the west by the Sangre de Cristo uplift, on the north by the Wet Mountains uplift and Apishapa arch, and on the east by the Sierra Grande arch...
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Journal Article
Journal: The Leading Edge
Published: 01 August 2013
The Leading Edge (2013) 32 (8): 882-891.
... magnetic. Thus, faults that involve both sediments and bedrock can have magnetic sources that are stacked vertically and are both expressed in aeromagnetic data. References Brister B. S. and Gries R. R. , 1994 , Tertiary stratigraphy and tectonic development of the Alamosa basin...
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Journal: Geosphere
Published: 01 August 2011
Geosphere (2011) 7 (4): 938-973.
...William E. Galloway; Timothy L. Whiteaker; Patricia Ganey-Curry Abstract The Cenozoic fill of the Gulf of Mexico basin contains a continuous record of sediment supply from the North American continental interior for the past 65 million years. Regional mapping of unit thickness and paleogeography...
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Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 July 1997
AAPG Bulletin (1997) 81 (7): 1133-1160.
... elements for successful exploration and development. Oil has been produced in minor quantities from an Oligocene sill in the Mancos Shale within the sag, and major oil and gas production occurs from stratigraphically equivalent rocks in the San Juan basin to the southwest and in the Denver basin...
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Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 May 1966
AAPG Bulletin (1966) 50 (5): 1023-1028.
... This study of the Dakota Sandstone in the San Juan basin area of New Mexico and Colorado yielded information that suggests need for change and clarification of the stratigraphic nomenclature. Different placements of the boundary between the Dakota Sandstone and the Mancos Shale in the southern part...
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Journal Article
Published: 01 November 2002
Journal of Sedimentary Research (2002) 72 (6): 836-848.
.... , and Törnqvist , T.E. , 2000 , Fluvial responses to climate and sea level change: A review and a look forward : Sedimentology , v. 47 , supplement 1 , p. 2 - 48 . Brister , B.S. , and Gries , R.R. , 1994 , Tertiary stratigraphy and tectonic development of the Alamosa basin (northern San...
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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 July 2002
GSA Bulletin (2002) 114 (7): 804-828.
...Richard G. Hoy; Kenneth D. Ridgway Abstract Pennsylvanian–Permian synorogenic deposits (Minturn and Sangre de Cristo Formations) of the Central Colorado trough record an interplay of deformation and sedimentation in an Ancestral Rocky Mountains basin. The Central Colorado trough was a north...
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Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 June 1960
AAPG Bulletin (1960) 44 (6): 879-890.
... areas of the Denver basin. Three Pennsylvanian Lansing-Kansas City oil fields were discovered in the Cambridge arch area. Total oil production in western Nebraska for 1959 was 22,584,096 bbls., an increase of 13% over the 19,902,500 bbls. produced in 1958. Due to a slow down in the Colorado part...
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Journal: Geosphere
Published: 01 April 2015
Geosphere (2015) 11 (2): 425-444.
... normal faults (LANFs) in the Albuquerque basin of central New Mexico with goals of testing two conflicting models of rift geometry and producing evolutionary models for the northern and southern parts of the basin. Using physiographic relationships, field observations, structural data analysis...
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Journal: Geosphere
Published: 01 June 2017
Geosphere (2017) 13 (3): 974-990.
... are known to exist under significant portions of the San Luis Basin in a package that thins away from the San Juan Mountains ( Brister, 1990 ; Brister and Gries, 1994 ). None crop out in the range front near the study area. Locally, the dominant shallow constituent of the Santa Fe Group is the Alamosa...
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