Earth and Planetary Sciences ETDs

Publication Date

Spring 3-24-1949

Abstract

This study was undertaken with the foremost objective of determining the stratigraphy and structure of the area, and correlating it with known surrounding areas.

The method of study was through geologic mapping in the field. The formational contacts, faults and other features were studied in the field with the aid of aerial photographs. The sections were measured in the field by hand-leveling with a Brunton compass up across the exposures. The lithology of the formations was studied as the sections were measured. The base map was taken from a planimetric map prepared by the Soil Conservation Service from aerial photos.

This work was begun at the start of the 1947-48 school year, and was carried on throughout the academic year. The study was completed during semester one of the following school year, 1948-49.

Degree Name

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

First Committee Member (Chair)

V.C. Kelley

Second Committee Member

S.A. Northrop

Third Committee Member

S. Wagner

Language

English

Keywords

Hagan Coal Basin, New Mexico, Abo Formation, Yeso Formation, San Andres Formation, Entrada Sandstone, Todilto Formation, Morrison Formation, Dakota Sandstone, Mancos Formation, Mesaverde Formation, Galisteo Formation

Document Type

Thesis

HARRISON_COAL_BASIN_MAP_FINAL.pdf (614707 kB)
Hagan Coal Basin, Sandoval County, New Mexico

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