skip all navigation
skip banner links
skip primary navigation

Taos Mountains and Servietta Basalts

Full-sized version of banner image
The Taos Range viewed from accross the Rio Grande Gorge. Wheeler Peak, the highest point in New Mexico is visible right of center.
Image taken: 2004
by: Adam Read
© 2004 Adam Read

Longitude: -105.724129
Latitude: 36.426588
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

About this image

The stacked flows of the the Sevietta basalts were deposited between ~5.5 and ~1 million years ago. The basalts and gravel filled the San Luis basin, which was created by the Rio Grande rift during extension of the crust.

Image posted:

The images in the banner of our website highlight interesting geological features in New Mexico. For some of our pages, the random assortment of images is related thematically to the section or page being visited. If you click on any of our banner images, you will see a larger version of that image with descriptive information like the one above.

If you have a great image of a geological feature in New Mexico that you would like to see on our site, please contact us. We can also display your name, copyright information, and a link to your website.

View Random Image    View Random Set
Search for Images