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  • U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Geological Survey

    Map and data for Quaternary faults and folds in New Mexico

    By Michael N. Machette, Stephen F. Personius, Keith I.

    Kelson, Kathleen M. Haller, and Richard L. Dart

    Open-File Report 98-521

    This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards nor with the North American Stratigraphic Code. Any use of trade names in this publication is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Geological Survey

    1998

    2 uses science fora changing world

  • CONTENTS

    INTRODUCTION.........................................................................^^

    STRATEGY FOR MAP AND DATABASE ...........................................................................................2

    SYNOPSIS OF QUATERNARY FAULTING AND FOLDING IN NEW MEXICO.................................4

    Overview of Quaternary faults and folds.........................................................................................4 Discussion..............................................................................................^ Summary........................................................................................................................................7

    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS....................................................................................................................?

    LIST OF CONTRIBUTING INDIVIDUALS.......................................................................................^

    DEFINITION OF DATABASE TERMS...............................................................................................9

    FAULT AND FOLD DATABASE...................................................................................................... 12

    900. East Franklin Mountains fault................................................................................................ 13 901. Hueco fault zone..................................................................................................................... 10 2001. Gallina fault........................................................................................................................ 18 2002. Nacimiento fault..................................................................................................................20

    2002a, Northern section.............................................................................................................21 2002b, Southern section.............................................................................................................. 22

    2003. Canones fault.......................................................................................................................25 2004. Lobato Mesa fault zone......................................................................................................... 28 2005. La Canada del Amagre fault zone.........................................................................................31 2006. Black Mesa fault zone........................................................................................................... 34

    - 2007, Embudo fault........................................................................................................................36 2007a, Pilar section.................................................................................................................... 37 2007b, Hernandez section...........................................................................................................38

    2008. Pajarito fault.......................................................................................................................42 2009. Puye fault............................................................................................................................45 2010. Pojoaque fault zone............................................................................................................... 48 2011. Unnamed faults east of Alma................................................................................................ 51 2012. Mogollon fault...................................................................................................................... 53 2013. Mockingbird Hill fault zone.................................................................................................. 55 2014. Unnamed fault south of Gila.................................................................................................57 2015. Mesita fault.........................................................................................................................59 2016. Sunshine Valley faults......................................................................................................... 62 2017. Southern Sangre de Cristo fault............................................................................................. 64

    2017a, San Pedro Mesa section.................................................................................................... 65 2017b, Urraca section.................................................................................................................66 2017c, Questa section.................................................................................................................. 67 2017d, Hondo section.................................................................................................................. 68 2017e, Canon section................................................................................................................... 70

    2018. Valle Vidal fault.................................................................................................................73 2019. Red River fault zone.............................................................................................................75 2020. Las Tablas fault................................................................................................................... 78 2021. Stong fault........................................................................................................................... 80 2022. Los Cordovas faults..............................................................................................................82 2023. Picuris-Pecos fault................................................................................................................ 85 2024. Nambe fault.........................................................................................................................88

  • 2025. Lang Canyon fault................................................................................................................ 91 2026. Rendija Canyon fault............................................................................................................ 93 2027. Guaje Mountain fault............................................................................................................ 97 2028. Sawyer Canyon fault...........................................................................................................101 2029. Jemez-San Ysidro fault........................................................................................................104

    2029a,Jemez section..................................................................................................................105 2029b, San Ysidro section...........................................................................................................106

    2030. San Felipe fault zone...........................................................................................................109 2030a, Santa Ana section...........................................................................................................110 2030b, Algodones section...........................................................................................................Ill

    2031. San Francisco fault..............................................................................................................113 2032. LaBajada fault...................................................................................................................117 2033. Tijeras-Canoncito fault system.............................................................................................121

    2033a, Galisteo section..............................................................................................................122 2033b, Canyon section................................................................................................................123

    2034. Bernalillo fault...................................................................................................................127 2035. Calabacillas fault...............................................................................................................129 2036. mncon fault.........................................................................................................................132 2037. Sandia fault........................................................................................................................134 2038. County Dump fault..............................................................................................................136 2039. Sand Hill fault zone............................................................................................................139 2040. East Paradise fault zone......................................................................................................142 2041. Unnamed faults near Picuda Peak........................

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