View along the Santa Fe Fault
Image taken: 09/15/2016by: Adam Read
(WGS 84 or NAD 83)
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The margin of the Rio Grande Rift is structurally very complicated in this view to the North along the Santa Fe fault west of Los Lunas, NM. A monocline cored by the Laramide Comanche Fault is cut by the rift-bounding Santa Fe Fault. Fanning of Santa Fe Group sediments along the fault indicates that faulting continued as rift sediments accumulated.
Image posted: 04-22-2019
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