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This study focuses on the interpretation of seismic reflection lines, gravity, and well data in the Estancia Basin, which is located along the eastern margin of the Rio Grande rift in central New Mexico. Major new data introduced are seven seismic reflection lines provided by the Mobil Exploration and Production Company. The basin began to form during Late Mississippian and Early Pennsylvanian uplift of the Ancestral Rocky Mountains. Laramide-age thrusting and folding occurred west of the basin and may have caused strike-slip movements in the basin. Limited packages of Tertiary rocks occur in local outcrops, and small normal faults associated...

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