West - East Cross Section of the Placitas Quadrangle.
© 1995 New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources
(WGS 84 or NAD 83)
About this image
This West - East cross section of the northern part of the Sandia Mountains shows some of the complexity of of the rift margin in the Albuquerque basin. The Sandia Mountains are a classic rift-flank uplift formed by isostatic rebound following normal faulting along the Rio Grande rift.
for more information, see:
Sean D. Connell, Steve M. Cather, Bradley Ilg, Karl E. Karlstrom, Barbara Menne, Mark Picha, Chris Andronicos, Adam S. Read, Paul W. Bauer, and Peggy S. Johnson, 1995, 1:24:000
Image posted: 12-17-2021