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New Mexico Geological Society
Fall Field Conference Guidebook - 14
Socorro Region


Frederick J. Kuellmer, ed., 1963, 204 pages, (reprinted 1996).

Welcome to Socorro County! This year we are trying out a new recipe for the field conference. Those of us who agree with Professor H. H. Read that "The best geologist is he who has seen the most rocks" have long wondered whether past field conferences were in fact showing us the rocks we came to see. Was too much time being spent in a speeding car? Were the logistics of maintaining more than 200 people hundreds of miles from home becoming too complicated? This year the emphasis is on small groups, short drives, and long stops at critical exposures. There are 10 field trips to choose from, covering the geology of the Western Bear Mountains, the Joyita Hills, the hydrology of the Socorro area, the Nogal Peak mining district, Socorro Peak and Socorro Mountains, Ojo de la Parida including the Yeso type locality, the Carthage area, Sais quarry and Monotosa thrust fault, New Mexico Insititute of Mining and Technology Seismograph Station, Socorro Mountain, and Water Canyon and South Baldy Peak, Magdalena Mountains. Accompanying these 10 field trips are additional roadlogs along the main highway routes for the above trips.

Papers from this guidebook are available for download from the NMGS website.

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