Earth and Planetary Sciences ETDs

Publication Date

5-25-1960

Abstract

The Upper Cretaceous Farmington sandstone is found only in northwestern New Mexico and Southwestern Colorado. The Farmington sandstone is the middle member of the Kirtland shale, there being a Kirtland shale member above and below it. This sandstone unit appears as an extensive wedge in the Kirtland shale and thins northward, southward, and southeastward from Townships 30-31 North, Ranges 9-13 West. The thickness of the Farmington sandstone ranges from 27 to 818 feet within the area of this thesis. The unit is correlative with parts of the Vermejo formation of the Raton basin and the Fox Hills formation of the Great Plains. Paleontological evidence indicates that the Farmington sandstone is of Montanan age.

Degree Name

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

First Committee Member (Chair)

N/A

Second Committee Member

N/A

Third Committee Member

Roger Y. Anderson

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

DILWORTH MAP COMPLETE.jpg (16921 kB)
Isopachous Map of the Farmington Sandstone

DILWORTH-MAP-2.pdf (5118 kB)
Stratigraphic Cross Section, Farmington Sandstone, Northeastern San Juan County, New Mexico

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Isopachous Map of the Kirtland Shale (and McDermott Formation)

DILWORTH_MAP_4_PHOTOSHOP.jpg (50864 kB)
Farmington Sandstone Stratigraphic Cross Section A - A' (South-North)

DILWORTH-MAP-5-Complete.jpg (60035 kB)
Farmington Sandstone Stratigraphic Cross Section B-B' (Southwest-Northeast)

DILWORTH_MAP_6_PHOTOSHOP.jpg (158383 kB)
Farmington Sandstone Stratigraphic Cross Section C-C' (West-East)

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Farmington Sandstone Stratigraphic Cross Section D-D' (Northwest-Southeast)

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