Geology of the southern Quitman Mountains area, Trans-Pecos Texas
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Published by Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists in Midland, Tex .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Geology -- Texas -- Quitman Mountains -- Guidebooks.,
  • Geology -- Texas -- Quitman Mountains.

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2 maps in pocket.

SeriesPublication / Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists -- 70-12, Publication (Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. Permian Basin Section) -- 70-12.
ContributionsSociety of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. Permian Basin Section.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE168.Q5 G5 1970
The Physical Object
Pagination127 p. :
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18473825M

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Guidebook - Geology of the Southern Quitman Mountains Area Trans-Pecos Texas. SKU: $ Price. Add to Cart. Get this from a library! Geology of the Southern Quitman Mountains area, Trans-Pecos, Texas: symposium and guide-book, biennial field trip.. [Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists. Permian Basin Section.]. Geology of Southern Quitman Mountains, Hudspeth County, Texas, by B. R. Jones and D. F. Reaser. Oversize color geologic map, scale ,, with p. text, Price: $ Geologic unit mapped in Texas: Quitman Mountains caldera volcanic rocks and volcanic rocks of sneed (Cox) Mountain and west of Victoria Peak. Mineral Resources J.G., Henry, C.D., Parker, D.F., and Barker, D.S., eds., Igneous geology of Trans-Pecos Texas, field trip guide and research articles: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of.

ABSTRACT The volcanic rocks of Tertiary age of the southern Quitman Mountains in Hudspeth County, Texas, contain some rather unusual amygdules. The cavity fillings are mostly varieties of silica, but one zone has much calcite, and there are minor amounts of iron and manganese oxides, montmorillonite, and saponite. Although the El Paso area was partially explored by Europeans beginning late in the s, the Trans-Pecos saw no real settlement until Texas became a part of the United States. Before the Civil War a small settlement was established on the Texas side of the river at El Paso, and some mining activity was taking place in Presidio County. Geometrical Analysis and Deformational Environment of Minor Asymmetrical Folds, southern Quitman Mountains, Western Trans-Pecos Texas Craig W. Adams and Donald F. Reaser Summary of Tertiary Stress Orientations and Tectonic History of Trans –Pecos Texas Jonathan G. These volcanic and intrusive igneous rocks are well exposed in arid areas of the Trans-Pecos today. In the Texas Panhandle, streams originating in the recently elevated southern Rocky Mountains brought floods of gravel and sand into Texas. As the braided streams crisscrossed the area.

The floor of the bolson in Hudspeth County slopes to the southwest from the Diablo Plateau escarpment and Quitman Mountains to the Rio Grande, from elevations of 3,, feet to 3,, feet (George and others, ). The uppermost part of the Hueco Bolson aquifer includes the Rio Grande Alluvium. The Trans-Pecos Texas region, in the southeast part of the Basin and Range province, consists of topographically high plateaus and mountains separated by major normal faults from adjacent, topographically low desert basins. Description The present bulletin completes the work of preliminary exploration of the mountain region of Trans-Pecos Texas begun twenty years since by the University of Texas Mineral Survey and completed by the University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology. The northern Quitman Mountains lie within the Sierra Madre Oriental structural province, where it projects northward from Mexico into Hudspeth County, Texas. The Permian Briggs formation with a maximum exposed thickness of about feet unconformably underlies the Jurassic Malone formation, which, although absent in places, attains a maximum.