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3d Cross-Section of the Albuquerque Basin

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3D block diagram showing the subsurface beneath Albuquerque, NM.
by: Sean Connell and Adam Read
© New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources

Longitude: -106.609991
Latitude: 35.110703
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

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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.

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