Earth and Planetary Sciences ETDs

Publication Date

Summer 6-1-1952

Abstract

The thesis area lies along the eastern base of North Ridge which forms the northern part of the Caballo Mountains. This ridge rises abruptly, about 1,500 feet, above the considerably dissected lowland on which the area is located. The lowland lies near the head of Mescal Canyon and is dissected into the ridges and valley with a relief as much as 300 feet. The drainage is east and north into Mescal Canyon (Pl.2) which joins the Rio Grande just below Elephant Butte Dam.

Degree Name

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Level of Degree

Masters

Department Name

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

First Committee Member (Chair)

C.W. Beck

Second Committee Member

J. Paul Fitzsimmons

Third Committee Member

V.G. Kelley

Language

English

Keywords

Caballo Mountains, Pleonaste, Olivian Basalt

Document Type

Thesis

Included in

Geology Commons

Share

COinS