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The Cerros del Rio volcanic field is located about 10 km west of Santa Fe, New Mexico and southeast of the Jemez Mountains volcanic complex. The field lies on the Jemez- La Bajada constriction which separates the Española and the Albuquerque-Belen basins of the Rio Grande rift. At this point the rift is laterally offset 30 km. Approximately 180 sq km were mapped for this study. The northwestern map boundary parallels White Rock Canyon, a 300 m gorge which has been cut by the Rio Grande within the past 1 m. y. About 60 vents were discovered in the area, and the field was active about 2.6 m.y. ago.

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Earth and Planetary Sciences

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Department Name

Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

First Committee Member (Chair)

Wolfgang Eugene Eaton

Second Committee Member

Vincent Copper Kelley

Third Committee Member

Albert Masakiyo Kudo

Fourth Committee Member

Klaus Keil

Fifth Committee Member

Jonathan Ferris Callender



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