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Alluvial-slope deposition of the Skull Ridge Member of the Tesuque Formation, Espanola Basin, New Mexico

  title={Alluvial-slope deposition of the Skull Ridge Member of the Tesuque Formation, Espanola Basin, New Mexico},
  author={Andrika J. Kuhle},
  • A. J. Kuhle
  • Published 2006
  • Geology, Environmental Science
Miocene sediment eroded from the Sangre de Cristo Mountains is well exposed in the Española Basin and provides the opportunity to describe deposition on a non-fan, alluvial slope. The study site, located approximately 40 km (25 mi) north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, consists of a 150-m (492-ft) thick section of the Skull Ridge Member of the Tesuque Formation. Eight depositional lithofacies were defined, and four vertically alternating and laterally continuous lithosomes were identified. The… 

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