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Taos Mountains and Servietta Basalts

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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)

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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: 12-17-2021