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Taos Mountains and Servietta Basalts


The Taos Range viewed from accross the Rio Grande Gorge. Wheeler Peak, the highest point in New Mexico is visible near the center of the photograph.

Image taken: 10/11/2018
by: Adam Read
© 2018

Longitude: -105.724129
Latitude: 36.426588
  (WGS 84 or NAD 83)

About this image

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: 10-29-2019