Geologic Map of New Mexico

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Gregory N. Green
Originator: Glen E. Jones
Publication_Date: 1997
Title:
Geologic Map of New Mexico
Edition: version 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open File Report
Issue_Identification: OFR 97-0052
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Denver
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://greenwood.cr.usgs.gov/pub/open-file-reports/ofr-97-0052
Description:
Abstract:

The geologic map was created in GSMAP at Socorro, New Mexico by Orin Anderson and Glen Jones and published as the Geologic Map of New Mexico 1:500,000 in GSMAP format in 1994 as New Mexico Bureau OFR 408-A and B. This graphic file was converted to ARC/INFO format by Greg Green and Glen Jones and released as the Geologic Map of New Mexico in ARC/INFO format in 1997.

Purpose:

This dataset was developed to provide geologic map GIS database of New Mexico for use in future spatial analysis by a variety of users. This database is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale other than 1:500,000.

Supplemental_Information:

This data base consists of three major Arc/Info GIS datasets: one the geologic map with faults, formations and volcanic vents, two the index and correlation chart and three the sources of geologic data.

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Calendar_Date: 1997
Currentness_Reference:

publication date

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Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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East_Bounding_Coordinate: -103.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 31.3
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: geology
Place:
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Place_Keyword: USA
Place_Keyword: New Mexico
Access_Constraints: none
Use_Constraints:

This database is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale other than 1:500,000. Any hardcopies utilizing these data sets shall clearly indicate their source. If the licensee has modified the data in any way they are obligated to describe the types of modifications they have performed on the hardcopy map. Licensee specifically agrees not to misrepresent these data sets, nor to imply that changes they made were approved by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Gregory N. Green
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address:

MS 905, USGS, Denver Federal Center

City: Denver
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80225
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 236-5390
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ggreen@usgs.gov
Data_Set_Credit:

Gregory N. Green of U.S. Geological Survey and Orin Anderson and Glen Jones of New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Socorro, New Mexico

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compiled mapping field checked by NMBM

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Polygon and chain-node topology present.

Completeness_Report:

finished

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Compiled from 1:250,000 scale maps

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Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Orin J. Anderson
Originator: Glen E. Jones
Publication_Date: 1994
Title:
The Digital Geologic Map of New Mexico
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open File Report
Issue_Identification: OFR 408-A and B
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Socorro, New Mexico
Publisher: New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources
Source_Scale_Denominator: 500000
Type_of_Source_Media: disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 1994
Source_Currentness_Reference:
publication date
Source_Citation_Abbreviation:
Anderson and Jones (1994)
Source_Contribution:

Orin Anderson created the state scale geologic map of New Mexico. Orin Anderson and Glen Jones created a digital New Mexico graphic in 1994. Greg Green and Glen Jones converted this to ARC/INFO in 1997.

Process_Step:
Process_Description:

This geologic map was prepared as part of a study of digital methods and techniques as applied to complex geologic maps. The geologic map was digitized in GSMAP at Socorro, New Mexico by Orin Anderson and Glen Jones and published as the Geologic Map of New Mexico 1:500,000 (Anderson and Jones, 1994) in GSMAP format. The vector line work and polygon point labels were converted to ARC/INFO format on a DOS based PC with GSMARC (Green and Selner,1988). These data were transferred to a Data General UNIX system and loaded into ARC/INFO. Each vector and polygon was given attributes derived from the original 1994 GSMAP geologic map. Both digital versions are at 1:500,000 scale using the Lambert Conformal Conic map projection parameters of the State base map.

Process_Date: 1994 - 1997
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Map_Projection_Name: Lambert Conformal Conic
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GEOLOGY.AAT Line Types and Attributes P1 HP Name 1 1 contact 2 501 Ti dikes 5 102 solid faults 6 102 thrust faults 8 114 dashed fault 9 1 group to specific (lump grouping) 11 106 dotted faults 12 507 Yi dikes 21 127 Map Border 22 505 TKi dikes 32 503 Tli dikes 42 508 Tif dikes 50 1 Dams 51 1 Mine dumps 52 502 Tuim dikes 62 504 Tui dikes 72 506 Zi dikes 75 1 Precambrian shear zone 400 4 water (shore line) 401 4 water (playa) GEOLOGY.PAT Polygon Name Attributes P1 HP Name QUATERNARY ds - disturbed ground Qa - Alluvium; upper and middle Quaternary Ql - Landslide deposits and colluvium Qe - Eolian deposits Qeg - Gypsiferous eolian deposits Qd - Glacial deposits; till and outwash: upper and middle Pleistocene Qpl - Lacustrine and playa-lake deposits; includes associated alluvial and eolian deposits of major lake basins; upper Quaternary Qp - Piedmont alluvial deposits: upper and middle Quaternary; includes deposits of higher gradient tributaries bordering major stream valleys, alluvial veneers of the piedmont slope, and alluvial fans Qb - Basalt and andesite flows and locally vent deposits Qr - Silicic volcanic rocks Qv - Basaltic volcanics; tuff rings, cinders, and proximal lavas Qbo - Basalt or basaltic andesite; middle and lower Pleistocene Qvr - Valles Rhyolite; Jemez Mountains area only Qbt - Bandelier Tuff; Jemez Mountains area only Qoa - Older alluvial deposits of upland plains and piedmont areas, and calcic soils and eolian cover sediments of High Plains region; includes scattered lacustrine, playa, and alluvial deposits of the Tahoka, Double Tanks, Tule, Blanco, Blackwater Draw, and Gatuna Formations, the latter of which may be Pliocene at base; outcrops, however, are basically of Quaternary deposits; upper Quaternary to uppermost Pliocene(?) QUATERNARY and TERTIARY QTp - Older piedmont alluvial deposits and shallow basin fill; includes Quemado Formation and in northeast, high level pediment gravels QTb - Basaltic and andesitic volcanics interbedded with Pleistocene and Pliocene sedimentary units QTt - Travertine QTg - Gila Group. Includes Mimbres Formation and several informal units in southwestern basins; Middle Pleistocene to uppermost Oligocene QTsf - Santa Fe Group, undivided. Basin fill of Rio Grande rift region; middle Pleistocene to uppermost Oligocene QTs - Upper Santa Fe Group. Includes Camp Rice, Fort Hancock, Palomas, Sierra Ladrones, Ancha, Puye, and Alamosa Formations; middle Pleistocene to uppermost Miocene TERTIARY Tus - Upper Tertiary sedimentary units; includes Bidahochi Formation, the Picuris Formation, and Las Feveras Formation, and locally fanglomerates; Pliocene to upper Miocene Tfl - Fence Lake Formation; conglomerate and conglomeratic sandstone, coarse fluvial volcanoclastic sediments, minor eolian facies, and pedogenic carbonates of the southern Colorado Plateau region; Miocene Tsf - Lower and Middle Santa Fe Group. Includes Hayner Ranch, Rincon Valley, Popotosa, Cochiti, Tesuque, Chamita, Abiquiu, and other Formations; Miocene and uppermost Oligocene To - Ogallala Formation, alluvial and eolian deposits, and petrocalcic soils of the southern High Plains; Lower Pliocene to middle Miocene (locally includes unit Qoa) Tlp - Los Pinos Formation of Lower Santa Fe Group (Miocene and upper Oligocene); includes Carson Conglomerate (Dane and Bachman, 1965) in Tusas Mountains-San Luis Basin area Tos - Mostly Oligocene and upper Eocene sedimentary and volcaniclastic sedimentary rocks with local andesitic to intermediate volcanics; includes Espinaso, Spears, Bell Top, and Palm Park Formations Thb - Hinsdale Basalt; northern Taos and eastern Rio Arriba Counties; basalt flows interbedded with Los Pinos Formation Tnb - Basalt and andesite flows; Neogene. Includes flows interbedded with Santa Fe and Gila Groups Tpb - Basalt and andesite flows; Pliocene Tmb - Basalt and andesite flows; Miocene Tnr - Silicic to intermediate volcanic rocks; mainly quartz latite and rhyolite Neogene; may locally include flows interbedded with Santa Fe Group Tnv - Neogene volcanic rocks; primarily in Jemez Mountains Tc - Chuska Sandstone; restricted to Chuska Mountains Tv - Middle Tertiary volcanic rocks, undifferentiated Tif - Middle Tertiary felsic shallow -intrusive rocks; phonolites and trachytes of northeastern N.M.; includes the rhyolite of Ash Mountain Tuv - Volcanic and some volcaniclastic rocks, undifferentiated; lower Miocene and Upper Oligocene (younger than 29 Ma) Tlv - Lower Oligocene and Eocene volcanic rocks, undifferentiated; dominantly intermediate composition, with interbedded volcaniclastic rocks; (31 -44 Ma) Tuau - Lower Miocene and uppermost Oligocene basaltic andesites (22 -26 Ma). Includes Bearwallow Mountain Andesite and basaltic andesite of Mangas Mountain Tual - Upper Oligocene andesites and basaltic andesites (26 -29 Ma); includes La Jara Peak Basaltic Andesite, Uvas Basalt, the basaltic andesite of Poverty Creek, and Squirrel Springs Andesite, the Razorback, Bear Springs Canyon, Salt Creek, Gila Flat, and Middle Mountain Formations, and the Alum Mountain Group; locally includes more silicic flows Turp - Upper Oligocene rhyolitic pyroclastic rocks (ash -flow tuffs); includes Davis Canyon Tuff, South Crosby Peak Formation, La Jencia, Vick's Peak, Lemitar, South Canyon, Bloodgood Canyon, Shelley Peak Tuffs, tuff of Horseshoe Canyon, Park Tuff, Rhyolite Canyon Tuff, Apache Springs Tuff, Diamond Creek, Jordan Canyon, Garcia Camp Tuffs, the Turkey Springs Tuff, the tuff of Little Mineral Creek, the Amalia Tuff, and others. Some contain volcaniclastic and reworked volcaniclastic rocks, and eolian sandstone; (24 -29 Ma) Tlrp - Lower Oligocene silicic pyroclastic rocks (ash -flow tuffs); includes Hell's Mesa, Kneeling Nun, lower part of Bell Top Formation, Caballo Blanco, Datil Well, Leyba Well, Rock House Canyon, Blue Canyon, Sugarlump and Tadpole Ridge Tuffs, the tuffs of the Organ cauldron, Treasure Mountain Tuff (now known as Chiquito Peak Tuff), Bluff Creek Tuff, Oak Creek Tuff, tuff of Steins Mountain, tuff of Black Bill Canyon, tuff of Farr Ranch, Woodhaul Canyon, Gillespie and Box Canyon Tuffs, Cooney Tuff, and other volcanic and interbedded fluvial and pumiceous units; (31 -36.5 Ma) Turf - Upper Oligocene silicic (or felsic) flows and masses and associated pyroclastic rocks; includes Taylor Creek, Fanney, and Rocky Canyon Rhyolites Tlrf - Lower Oligocene silicic (or felsic) flows, domes, and associated pyroclastic rocks and intrusions; includes Mimbres Peak Formation Ti - Tertiary intrusive rocks; undifferentiated Tui - Miocene to Oligocene silicic to intermediate intrusive rocks; dikes, stocks, plugs, and diatremes Tuim - Upper and Middle Tertiary mafic intrusive rocks Tli - Quartz monzonites (Eocene) in the Silver City and Los Pinos Range, intermediate intrusives of the Cooke's Range (Oligocene), and other intermediate to felsic dikes and plugs of Oligocene and Eocene age Tla - Lower Tertiary, (Lower Oligocene and Eocene) andesite and basaltic andesite flows, and associated volcaniclastic units. Includes Rubio Peak Formation, and andesite of Dry Leggett Canyon Tps - Paleogene sedimentary units; includes Baca, Galisteo, El Rito, Blanco Basin, Love Ranch, Lobo, Sanders Canyon, Skunk Ranch, Timberlake, and Cub Mountain Formations Tsj - San Jose Formation; Eocene, San Juan Basin Tn - Nacimiento Formation; Paleocene, San Juan Basin Toa - Ojo Alamo Formation; Paleocene, San Juan Basin Tpc - Poison Canyon Formation; Paleocene, Raton Basin TERTIARY and CRETACEOUS TKr - Raton Formation; in Raton Basin; unit contains conformable K/T boundary TKpr - Poison Canyon and Raton Formations; undivided TKa - Animas Formation; in northeast San Juan Basin TKav - Andesitic volcanics TKi - Paleogene and Upper Cretaceous intrusive rocks; includes Hanover, Fierro, Tyrone, and Lordsburg granodiorite -quartz monzonite porphyries CRETACEOUS K - Cretaceous rocks, undivided Ki - Uppermost Cretaceous intrusive rocks; restricted to Copper Flats area in Sierra County Ka - Uppermost Cretaceous andesite flows; restricted to southwestern area Ku - Upper Cretaceous, undivided. Includes Virden Formation in northern Hidalgo County, Ringbone Formation in Hidalgo and Luna and Grant Counties, and locally Beartooth and Sarten, Mancos in Silver City area; Cenomanian - Maastrichtian for most part, although Beartooth is pre-Cenomanian Kmc - McRae Formation; Engle basin - Cutter sag area; Maastrichtian Kvt - Vermejo Formation and Trinidad Sandstone; Maastrichtian Kkf - Kirtland and Fruitland Formations; coal-bearing, coal primarily in the Fruitland; Campanian to Maastrichtian Kpc - Pictured Cliffs Sandstone; prominent cliff-forming marine sandstone Kls - Lewis Shale; marine shale and mudstone Kpn - Pierre Shale and Niobrara Formation Knf - Fort Hays Limestone Member of Niobrara Formation Kmv - Mesaverde Group includes the Gallup Sandstone, Crevasse Canyon Formation, Point Lookout Sandstone, Menefee Formation, and Cliff House Sandstone Kch - Cliff House Sandstone; transgressive marine sandstone; Campanian Klv - La Ventana Tongue of the Cliff House Sandstone Kmf - Menefee Formation; mudstone, shale, and sandstone; coal-bearing Kpl - Point Lookout Sandstone; regressive marine sandstone in McKinley and Sandoval Counties. The lower, Hosta Tongue, of Point Lookout is transgressive and is separated from main body by the Satan Tongue of Mancos Shale; Santonian - Campanian Kms - Satan Tongue of Mancos Shale Kph - Hosta Tongue of Point Lookout Sandstone; transgressive marine sandstone Kmm - Mulatto Tongue of Mancos Shale Kcc - Crevasse Canyon Formation; coal-bearing units are Dilco and Gibson Coal Members; other members are Bartlett Barren, Dalton Sandstone, and Borrego Pass Sandstone (or Lentil) Kg - Gallup Sandstone; generally regressive marine sandstone; Turonian Kmg - Gallup Sandstone and underlying D-Cross Tongue of the Mancos Shale; Turonian Kmr - Rio Salado Tongue of the Mancos Shale. Overlies Twowells Tongue of Dakota Sandstone; mapped only where Tres Hermanos Formation or the Atarque Sandstone is present; mapped as Kdr in parts of Socorro County; Turonian Kpg - Pescado Tongue of the Mancos Shale and Gallup Sandstone; in Zuni Basin only. Pescado is chrono-stratigraphic equivalent of Juana Lopez Member of Mancos Shale; Turonian Kth - Tres Hermanos Formation; formerly designated as Lower Gallup Sandstone in the Zuni Basin; Turonian Kma - Moreno Hill Formation and Atarque Sandstone; in Salt Lake coal field and extreme southern Zuni basin; Turonian Km - Mancos Shale; divided into Upper and Lower parts by Gallup Sandstone Kmu - Mancos Shale, Upper part Kml - Mancos Shale, Lower part Kdr - Dakota Sandstone and Rio Salado Tongue of the Mancos Shale. In northwest Socorro County locally includes overlying Tres Hermanos Formation Kgc - Greenhorn Formation and Carlile Shale, undivided; locally includes Graneros Shale Kc - Carlile Shale; limited to northeastern area; Turonian-Coniacian Kgg - Graneros Shale and Greenhorn Formation; limited to northeastern area; lower Turonian and Cenomanian Kgh - Greenhorn Formation; limited to northeastern area. The Upper member (Bridge Creek Limestone) can be traced into western area where it is commonly shown as a bed-rank unit in Mancos Shale on detailed maps Kgr - Graneros Shale; limited to northeastern area; Cenomanian Kdm - Intertongued Dakota-Mancos sequence of west-central New Mexico; includes the Whitewater Arroyo Tongue of Mancos Shale and the Twowells Tongue of the Dakota Kd - Dakota Sandstone; includes Oak Canyon, Cubero, and Paguate Tongues plus Clay Mesa Tongue of Mancos Shale; Cenomanian Kdg - Dakota Group of east-central and northeast New Mexico; in ascending order, Mesa Rica Sandstone, Pajarito Shale, and Romeroville Sandstone; includes the underlying Tucumcari Shale in Tucumcari area and Glencairn Formation in Union County. Encompasses both Upper and Lower Cretaceous rocks Kbm - Mancos Formation and Beartooth Quartzite (and Sarten Sandstone); Mancos includes what was formerly referred to as Colorado Shale which in turn may include equivalents of Tres Hermanos Formation Kl - Lower Cretaceous, undivided; in northern Lea and Roosevelt Counties includes equivalents of Tucumcari Shale. In Cornudas Mountains includes Campogrande, Cox and other Washita Group formations. At Cero de Cristo Rey includes several Fredericksburg and Washita Group formations, and the Boquillas Formation; Cenomanian. In the southwest includes Hell-To-Finish, U-Bar, and Mojado Formations which are equivalent to Bisbee Group of Arizona JURASSIC J - Jurassic rocks, Middle and Upper, undivided Jm - Morrison Formation; Upper Jurassic nonmarine rocks present only in northern one-third of state Jmsu - Morrison Formation and upper San Rafael Group Jz - Zuni Sandstone; consists of undivided equivalents of the Summerville Formation and Bluff Sandstone; restricted to Zuni Basin area Jze - Zuni and Entrada Sandstones, undivided Je - Entrada Sandstone, Middle Jurassic; Callovian Jsr - San Rafael Group; consists of Entrada Sandstone, Todilto and Summerville Formations, Bluff Sandstone, and locally Zuni Sandstone (or only Acoma Tongue of Zuni) TRIASSIC @ - Triassic rocks, undivided; continental red beds @rp - Rock Point Formation of Chinle Group; Upper Triassic. May locally include Lukachukai Member of Wingate Sandstone @c - Chinle Group; Upper Triassic; includes Moenkopi Formation (Middle Triassic) at base in many areas; in eastern part of state the following five formations are mapped: @r - Redonda Formation @b - Bull Canyon Formation; Norian @t - Trujillo Formation; Norian @g - Garita Creek Formation; Carnian @s - Santa Rosa Formation; Carnian; includes Moenkopi Formation (Middle Triassic) at base in most areas cu@ - Upper Chinle Group, Garita Creek through Redonda Formations, undivided m@ - Moenkopi Formation; Middle Triassic PALEOZOIC Pz - Paleozoic rocks, undivided P - Permian rocks, undivided Pqr - Quartermaster and Rustler Formations; Upper Permian Pqm - Quartermaster Formation; red sandstone and siltstone; Upper Permian Pr - Rustler Formation; siltstone, gypsum, sandstone, and dolomite; Upper Permian Psl - Salado Formation; evaporite sequence; Upper Permian Pc - Castile Formation; dominantly anhydrite sequence; Upper Permian Pat - Artesia Group; shelf facies forming broad south -southeast trending outcrop from Glorieta to Artesia area; includes Grayburg, Queen, Seven Rivers, Yates, and Tansill Formations; Guadalupian. May locally include Moenkopi Formation (Triassic) at top Pty - Yates and Tansill Formations; sandstone, siltstone, limestone, dolomite, and anhydrite; Guadalupian Psr - Seven Rivers Formation; gypsum, anhydrite, salt, dolomite, and siltstone; Guadalupian Pgq - Grayburg and Queen Formations; sandstone, gypsum, anhydrite, dolomite, and red mudstone; Guadalupian Pcp - Capitan Formation; Upper Guadalupian age limestone (reef facies) Pbc - Bell Canyon Formation; basin facies-sandstone, limestone, and shale; Guadalupian Pcc - Cherry Canyon Formation; basin facies-sandstone, limestone, and shale Psa - San Andres Formation; limestone and dolomite with minor shale; Guadalupian in south, in part Leonardian to north Pg - Glorieta Sandstone; texturally and mineralogically mature, high -silica quartz sandstone Psg - San Andres Limestone and Glorieta Sandstone; Guadalupian and Leonardian Pco - Cutoff Shale; in Brokeoff Mountains only Pvp - Victorio Peak Limestone; in Brokeoff Mountains only Py - Yeso Formation; sandstones, siltstones, anhydrite, gypsum, halite, and dolomite; Leonardian Pa - Abo Formation; red beds, arkosic at base, finer and more mature above; Wolfcampian; may include limestone beds of Pennsylvanian age (Virgilian) in Zuni Mountains. In Robledo Mountains the Abo may be considered a member of the Hueco Formation Pau - Upper part of Abo Formation; Wolfcampian Pal - Lower part of Abo Formation; Wolfcampian, and in part Virgilian ? Pys - Yeso, Glorieta and San Andres Formations, undivided Pay - Abo and Yeso Formations, undivided Pct - Cutler Formation; used in northern areas and Chama embayment only Ph - Hueco Formation; limestone unit restricted to south -central area; Pendejo Tongue divides Abo Formation into upper and lower parts; Wolfcampian Pb - Bursum Formation; shale, arkose, and limestone; earliest Permian P& - Permian and Pennsylvanian rocks, undivided; includes Horquilla Limestone, Earp Formation, Epitaph and Scherrer Formations, and Concha Limestone P&sc - Sangre de Cristo Formation, in Sangre de Cristo Mountains & - Pennsylvanian rocks, undivided; in Sangre de Cristo Mountains may include Sandia Formation, Madera Limestone, La Pasada, Alamitos, and Flechado Formations; elsewhere may include Bar-B, Nakaye, Red House, Oswaldo, and Syrena Formations &m - Madera Formation (Limestone, or Group); in Manzano Mountains includes Los Moyos Limestone and Wild Cow Formation; in Lucero Mesa includes Gray Mesa, Atrasdo, and Red Tanks Members; in Sacramento Mountains includes Beeman and Holder Formations; may include strata lumped as Magdalena Group in a few areas &me - Madera Limestone, exotic blocks; present only in the Chloride area of Sierra County &s - Sandia Formation; predominately clastic unit (commonly arkosic) with minor black shales, and limestone in lower part; locally includes Osha Canyon Formation in Nacimiento Mountains &ps - Panther Seep Formation; Organ, Franklin, and San Andres Mountains &lc - Lead Camp Formation; San Andres and Organ Mountains M - Mississippian rocks, undivided; Arroyo Penasco Group in Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Sierra Nacimiento, San Pedro Mountain, and Sandia Mountains; Lake Valley Limestone in south-central New Mexico MD - Mississippian and Devonian rocks, undivided; includes the Lake Valley Limestone, Caballero, Las Cruces, Rancheria, and Helms Formations and Escabrosa Group; Mississippian; the Onate, Sly Gap, Contadero Formations, and Percha Shale of south-central New Mexico, and Canutillo Formation of Northern Franklin Mountains and Bishops Cap area; Devonian M_ - Mississippian through Cambrian rocks, undivided; includes Lake Valley Limestone; Mississippian; Devonian rocks, undivided; El Paso Formation and Montoya Group (or Formation); Ordovician; and Bliss Sandstone; Cambrian and Ordovician D - Percha Shale; southern Caballo Mountains; includes the Onate and Sly Gap Formations SO - Silurian and Ordovician rocks, undivided SO_ - Silurian through Cambrian rocks, undivided O_ - Ordovician and Cambrian rocks, undivided; includes Bliss Sandstone, El Paso Formation, and Montoya Formation (or Group) O_p - Ordovician-Cambrian plutonic rocks of Florida Mountains PRECAMBRIAN Zi - Upper Proterozoic; mafic dikes Yi - Middle Proterozoic; mafic dikes, diabase, metadiabase, metadiorite mainly of Burro Mountains; age not well constrained Ys - Middle Proterozoic sedimentary rocks of the Sacramento Mountains Yp - Middle Proterozoic plutonic rocks (younger than 1600 Ma) YXp - Middle and Lower Proterozoic plutonic rocks, undivided X - Lower Proterozoic rocks, undivided Xms - Lower Proterozoic metasedimentary rocks (1650-1700 Ma). Essentially equivalent to Hondo Group; locally includes high-grade quartzite-pelitic schist of unknown age Xm - Lower Proterozoic metamorphic rocks, dominantly felsic volcanic, volcaniclastic and plutonic rocks (1650-1700+ Ma); includes Vadito Group; locally includes high-grade felsic gneisses of unknown age Xp - Lower Proterozoic plutonic rocks (older than 1600 Ma) Xmo - Lower Proterozoic metamorphic rocks, dominantly mafic (1720-1760 Ma) Xmu - Lower Proterozoic metamorphic rocks, undivided

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This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) editorial standard nor with the North American stratigraphic codes. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the USGS. Although these data have been used by the USGS and have been successfully imported into data base programs, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to how successfully or accurately the data can be imported into any specific application software running on any specific hardware platform. The fact of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS in connection therewith. This data base GIS is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale other than 1:500,000.

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New Mexico Map

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Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (303) 236-5390
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ggreen@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Access_Constraints: none
Metadata_Use_Constraints:
This data base GIS is not meant to be used or displayed at any scale other than 1:500,000.
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