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Volume 42, Number 1.

Volume 42, Number 1

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Peter Scholle

Clouds and dunes at the Mescalero Sands Off-Highway Vehicle area, east of Roswell. The relatively young (Late Pleistocene to recent) eolian sand deposits lie between the Pecos River and the Ogallala caprock escarpment at the western edge of the Southern High Plains. The sand dunes are underlain by the Mescalero paleosol (caliche), which began to form considerably later than the Pliocene Ogallala caprock caliche to the east. Our article beginning on page 31 provides new chronology and discusses the relative ages of some of the surficial strata underlying the southeastern New Mexico and western Texas landscape.


Eric J. Kappus and Spencer G. Lucas
Stephen A. Hall and Ronald J. Goble
Thomas A. Parkhill and David Wentworth

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