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New Mexico Geology

All sorts of content about New Mexico geology: its rocks, landforms and deep history.

New Mexico Geological Attractions and Destinations
A selection of New Mexico's geological attractions.

Geologic Map of New Mexico
Plus a sketch of the state's geology.

Share New Mexico's Geology
Share your photos of New Mexico's geological attractions.

Geologic Destinations in New Mexico
The state tourism department lists 15 places to see.

Geologic State Parks and Monuments
The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources has fact sheets for 37 different places.

Free Field Guides
The Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources sells many interesting publications, but free ones include a rockhounding guide and a guide to the Quebradas Back Country Byway.

Fossils in New Mexico
Part of the Paleoportal site.

Treasure Tales of New Mexico
Thegeozone.com presents detailed information on lost mines and lodes from New Mexico.

Albuquerque: UNM Geology Museum
The University of New Mexico hosts this museum in Northrop Hall on its Albuquerque campus.

Bandera Volcano and the Ice Caves
An extinct volcano with caves of ice sounds like a fable, but it really exists near the town of Grants.

Capulin Volcano National Monument
Study cinder cones and their associated features close up.

Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Perhaps the ultimate cave experience in the world's largest cave is right in New Mexico.

El Malpais National Monument
Located west of Grants, these badlands are volcanic playgrounds.

Farmington: Four Corners Geological Society
This group meets bimonthly, except in summer, at Farmington.

Guadalupe Mountains Field Trip
State geologist Peter Scholle produced this large, detailed, well-illustrated road log around the classic reef outcrops of the Permian Basin around Alamogordo, Carlsbad, and El Paso in nearby Texas.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park Geology
A geology-focused page from the National Park Service.

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
A remarkable field of hoodoos is preserved here near Albuquerque.

UNM Meteorite Museum
The University of New Mexico hosts this museum in Northrop Hall on its Albuquerque campus.

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Geology and dinosaurs are a strong presence at this Albuquerque museum.

Organ Mountains
Photo and notes from the Gallery of Peaks.

The Rio Grande Rift
An introduction from the Taos County Historical Society with advice on viewing the valley.

Ship Rock
The emblem of Navajo country dominates the landscape in northestern New Mexico.

Slaughter Canyon Cave
The National Park Service runs this wild cave in Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

Mount Taylor Volcanic Field
West of Albuquerque is this large area of lava and eruptive landscape on the shoulder of the Rio Grande Rift.

San Ysidro Anticline
A textbook example of this geologic structure is in the Ojito area northwest of Bernalillo.

Taos Geology
A set of pages used to train astronauts in 1999 is useful for Earthlings as well.

Taos Valley Geology
Hard-core maps and a report from the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources.

White Sands National Monument Geology
The National Park Service introduces the world's largest gypsum dune field.

New Mexico Campgrounds
About.com's David Sweet guides you to the best outdoor places to stay.

New Mexico Maps
About.com's Matt Rosenberg helps get you oriented.

New Mexico Scenic Roads
About.com's Darren Smith shows you the best ways to get around.

Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Animals of New Mexico
About.com's Bob Strauss shows them and tells you more.

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