Philmont country : the rocks and landscape of a famous New Mexico ranch

Title
Philmont country : the rocks and landscape of a famous New Mexico ranch / by G.D. Robinson [and three others]; illustrated by John R. Stacy.
Author
Robinson, G. D. (Gershon Du Vall), 1918-
Publication
Washington : United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, 1964.
Electronic Resource
https://purl.fdlp.gov/GPO/gpo106250

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Description
1 online resource) : illustrations, maps +
Series Statement
Geological Survey professional paper ; 505
Uniform Title
Geological Survey professional paper ; 505.
Alternative Title
Rocks and landscape of a famous New Mexico ranch
Subjects
Note
  • "The geologic story of the last billion eventful years in the Philmont Ranch region, where the Cimarron Range rises from the High Plains."
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description (note)
  • Title from title screen (viewed September 24, 2014).
Contents
What this book is about -- A bird's-eye view: the Philmont landscape -- Landforms -- Water on the land: creeks and lakes -- Climate -- A closer view: the rocks, fossils, and water beneath the land -- Rocks beneath the plains -- Gravel and sand -- Black shale and orange shale -- Grey limestone -- Dark mica-rich lamporphyre -- Brown andesite -- Rocks of the benchlands -- Yellow sandstone and conglomerate -- Light-gray sandstone -- Shale -- Dark basalt -- Dacite porphyry -- Andesite -- Coal -- Rocks of the hummocky hillsides -- Rocks of the rugged mountains -- Spotted dacite porphyry -- Striped gneiss and schist -- Garnet schist -- Quartzite -- Diorite porphyry -- Pink granodiorite -- Yellow and gray quartz sandstone -- Red sandstone and conglomerate -- Red shale and black shale -- Limestone conglomerate -- Basalt -- Red bomb beds -- Pepper-and-salt diorite -- Rubble -- Ore deposits? -- Thoughts about rocks -- Water in the ground: the lake beneath us -- A cake of many layers: the rock sequence -- Putting the rocks on paper: naming and mapping formations -- When was this cake made? -- Missing layers -- Subsurface geologic processes at work -- Measuring the tilt of beds -- Deformed layers: tilted and folded rocks -- Deformed layers: broken rocks -- Philmont in three dimensions -- Uplift -- Injections of molten rock -- Volcanic eruptions -- Ground water in folded rocks: artesian water? -- Shaping the landscape -- The network of streams -- The special history of Cimarron Creek -- The high benchlands -- Deer Lake Mesa: hollowed by the wind? -- The southern benchlands, their meadows and lakes -- The lowland plains -- Waterfalls and mountain meadows -- The rugged mountain country -- Hummocky hillsides: fossil landslides -- Glaciers? -- Landscapes of the past -- Restless mountains, restless plains: the geologic history of Philmont -- Exit wondering -- Suggested reading -- About this book.
Call Number
GPO Internet I 19.16:505
Author
Robinson, G. D. (Gershon Du Vall), 1918- author.
Title
Philmont country : the rocks and landscape of a famous New Mexico ranch / by G.D. Robinson [and three others]; illustrated by John R. Stacy.
Publisher
Washington : United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, 1964.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
computer
Type of Carrier
online resource
Series
Geological Survey professional paper ; 505
Geological Survey professional paper ; 505.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references.
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Added Author
Stacy, John R., illustrator.
Geological Survey (U.S.), issuing body.
Added Title
Rocks and landscape of a famous New Mexico ranch
Other Form:
Print version: Robinson, G. D. (Gershon Du Vall), 1918-. Philmont country, the rocks and landscape of a famous New Mexico ranch (DLC)gs 64000234 (OCoLC)2118207
Gpo Item No.
0624 (online)
Sudoc No.
I 19.16:505
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