Rocky Mountain Section - 64th Annual Meeting (911 May 2012)
Session No. 25 Thursday, 10 May 2012
1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Hotel Albuquerque: Alvarado F&G

T8. Multidisciplinary Studies of the Rio Grande Rift: Basins, Volcanism, Geophysics, and Hydrogeology II (GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology and Volcanology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology & Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Structural Geology & Tectonics Division)

Sean D. Connell, Daniel J. Koning and V.J.S. Grauch, Presiding
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25-11:30 PM INFLUENCES OF TECTONISM AND PALEOCLIMATE ON 15-10 MA DRAINAGE EVOLUTION IN THE NORTHERN RIO GRANDE RIFT, NEW MEXICO: KONING, Daniel J., New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801, dkoning@nmbg.nmt.edu and CONNELL, Sean D., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2808 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
25-21:45 PM MID-UPPER MIOCENE SEDIMENTARY STRATA IN THE WESTERN ESPANOLA BASIN, NEW MEXICO: BROXTON, David E., Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, broxton@lanl.gov, WOLDEGABRIEL, Giday, Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, EES-16/MS D462, Los Alamos, NM 87545, VANIMAN, David, Planetary Science Institute, 1700 East Fort Lowell Road, Suite 106, Tucson, AZ 85719, and KONING, Daniel J., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institution of Mining and Technology, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801
25-32:00 PM GEOMORPHIC AND STRATIGRAPHIC IMPLICATIONS OF ASYMMETRIC SUBSIDENCE IN THE ALBUQUERQUE BASIN, RIO GRANDE RIFT, NEW MEXICO: CONNELL, Sean D., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2808 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106, connell@gis.nmt.edu and SMITH, Gary A., Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, MSC03 2040, Albuquerque, NM 87131
25-42:15 PM TOPOGRAPHIC AND HYDROGEOLOGIC INFLUENCES ON DEPOSITION IN THE HUECO BOLSON AQUIFER, RIO GRANDE RIFT: LANGFORD, Richard P., The University of Texas at El Paso, 500W University Ave, El Paso, TX 79968, langford@utep.edu, MARRUFO CANNON, Sandy S., Marathon Oil Corp, 5555 San Felipe St, Houston, TX 77056, and DOSER, Diane I., Department of Geosciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79936
25-52:30 PM TIMING AND RATES OF CANYON INCISION AND BASIN INTEGRATION ALONG THE NORTHERN RIO GRANDE, SAN LUIS VALLEY, NEW MEXICO AND COLORADO: RULEMAN, Chester A., U.S. Geological Survey, Geology and Environmental Change Science Center, Box 25046, MS 980, Denver Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225, cruleman@usgs.gov, MIGGINS, Daniel P., U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO 80225, and MASON, Cody C., U.S. Geological Survey, P.O. Box 25046, Mail Stop 980, Denver, CO 80225
 2:45 PM Break
25-63:15 PM MAPPING LACUSTRINE DEPOSITS AND FAULTS WITHIN THE EAST-CENTRAL SAN LUIS BASIN, RIO GRANDE RIFT, USING AIRBORNE ELECTROMAGNETIC SURVEYS: BEDROSIAN, Paul A., GRAUCH, V.J.S., BLOSS, Benjamin R., FITTERMAN, David V., ABRAHAM, Jared D., and DRENTH, Benjamin J., US Geological Survey, Denver Federal Center, Bldg 20, MS 964, Denver, CO 80225, pbedrosian@usgs.gov
25-73:30 PM EXPLORING HYDROLOGIC CONNECTIONS IN THE UPPER CRUST THE ORE DEPOSITS OF THE RIO GRANDE RIFT: LUETH, Virgil W., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Tech, 801 Leroy Place, Socorro, NM 87801, vwlueth@nmt.edu
25-83:45 PM INITIAL GEOPHYSICAL EVALUATION BY THE SAGE PROGRAM OF A GEOTHERMAL PROSPECT IN THE CERROS DEL RIO VOLCANIC FIELD NEAR SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO: JIRACEK, George R.1, BIAGINI, Beckie1, HASTEROK, Derrick2, ZABLOWSKI, Paul3, CASTRO, Brian4, LE PAPE, Florian5, KENNEDY, Morgan6, FEUCHT, Daniel7, PELLERIN, Louise8, and BEDROSIAN, Paul A.9, (1) Geological Sciences, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92182-1020, gjiracek@geology.sdsu.edu, (2) Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, 9500 Gilman Dr. Mail Stop 0225, La Jolla, CA 92093-0225, (3) Boston University, Boston, MA 02062, (4) University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 14627, (5) Dublin Institute For Advanced Studies, Dublin, 2, Ireland, (6) Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75205, (7) University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309, (8) Green Engineering Inc, Berkeley, CA 99507-3668, (9) US Geological Survey, Denver Federal Center, Bldg 20, MS 964, Denver, CO 80225
25-94:00 PM GEOTHERMAL EXPLORATION OF THE WINSTON GRABEN, CENTRAL NEW MEXICO, USA: SOPHY, Matthew J., Earth and Environmental Science, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 801 Leroy Place, Box 2872, Socorro, PA 87801, mjsophy@nmt.edu and KELLEY, Shari A., New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM 87801
25-104:15 PM DEEP GROUNDWATER FLOW FROM THE SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO PLATEAU TO THE ALBUQUERQUE BASIN, NEW MEXICO: MELIS, Erwin A.1, JONES, Mike1, PEERY, Roger L.1, and CONNELL, Sean D.2, (1) John Shomaker & Associates, Inc, 2611 Broadbent Parkway NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107, emelis@shomaker.com, (2) New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, 2808 Central Ave. SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

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