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Introduction in New perspectives on Rio Grande rift basins: from tectonics to groundwater

Special Paper 494
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Abstract

Basins of the Rio Grande rift have long been studied both for their record of rift development and for their potential as host of natural resources. Early workers described the basin geomorphology and the character of infilling sediments (e.g. Siebenthal, 1910; Bryan, 1938; Speigel and Baldwin, 1963), and subsequent research compilations provided general stratigraphic and tectonic overviews of rift basins and described their geophysical characteristics within the crust (Hawley, 1978; Riecker, 1979; Baldridge et al., 1984; Keller, 1986). Subsurface knowledge gained from hydrocarbon exploration activities coupled with detailed surface studies of basins and their flanking uplifts were presented in Geological Society of America (GSA) Special Paper 291, edited by Keller and Cather (1994a).

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Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Introduction in New perspectives on Rio Grande rift basins: from tectonics to groundwater
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Geological Society of America
Contributing office(s):
Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center
Description:
7 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
New perspectives on Rio Grande rift basins: from tectonics to groundwater
First page:
v
Last page:
xii
Country:
United States
State:
Colorado;New Mexico
Other Geospatial:
Rio Grande Rift