Earth and Planetary Sciences ETDs

Publication Date

5-6-1952

Abstract

Information concerning the southern extent of the Mexican geosyncline was desired with the mapping of Sierra de Santa Rita, near Concepción del Oro, Zacatecas, in northern Mexico. Three Upper Jurassic and six Cretaceous formations were mapped, within which lithology and changes in thickness do not reflect proximity of this area to ancient shore lines. The first description of the Huizachal formation in northern Zacatecas is given.

Degree Name

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

First Committee Member (Chair)

V.G. Kelley

Second Committee Member

Stewart A. Messenger

Third Committee Member

Sherman A. Wegner

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

DESCERNA-FOLDOUT-PLATE-1.pdf (4941 kB)
Panoramic photo

DECSERNA_SIERRA_SANTA_RITA_MAP.pdf (14944 kB)
Geologic Map of Sierra de Santa Rita, Zacatecas, Mexico

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