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Rio Grande Rift northern New Mexico by New Mexico Geological Society. Field Conference

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Published by New Mexico Geological Society in Socorro .
Written in English


  • Geology -- Rio Grande Rift (N.M. and Colo.) -- Congresses.,
  • Rifts (Geology) -- New Mexico, Northern -- Guidebooks.,
  • Rio Grande Rift (N.M. and Colo.) -- Congresses.

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Statementeditors, W. Scott Baldridge ... [et al.] ; managing editor, Jiri Zidek.
GenreCongresses., Guidebooks.
SeriesAnnual Field Conference -- 35th., Annual Field Conference (New Mexico Geological Society) -- 35th (1984).
ContributionsBaldridge, W. Scott, 1945-, Zidek, Jiri.
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 379 p. :
Number of Pages379
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17724880M

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