3d Cross-Section of the Albuquerque Basin
by: Sean Connell and Adam Read
© New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
(WGS 84 or NAD 83)
About this image
The Albuquerque Basin is an east-tilted half graben within the Rio Grande Rift. Pennsylvanian sedimentary rocks exposed on Sandia Crest have been faulted and deeply buried in the basin with a throw (or offset) of about 5 miles.
Image posted: 02-16-2018
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