- 1. Sedimentation, Tectonics, and Landscape Evolution of the Albuquerque and Española Basins
Sun.–Tues., 6–8 May
- 2. Geology of Mount Taylor, a Large Composite Volcano, West-Central New Mexico.
Mon.–Tues., 7–8 May; departs Mon., 7 May, 8 a.m.; returns Tues., 8 May, 6 p.m.
US$130; includes lunches and transportation. Lodging is additional. Min.: 10. Max.: 30.
- Larry Crumpler, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
Fraser Goff, University of New Mexico
This trip examines the evolving stratigraphy and structure of a compositionally diverse Pleistocene composite volcano from its base to the current summit, complemented by petrologic and geochronologic data.
- 3. Dinosaurs That Did Not Die: Field Examination of the Dinosaur-Bearing, Paleocene, Ojo Alamo Sandstone, San Juan Basin, New Mexico.
Mon.–Tues., 7–8 May
- 4. Water Quality, Hydrology, and Biogeochemistry of the Valles Caldera.
Tues., 8 May, 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
US$60; includes lunch and transportation. Min.: 15. Max.: 30.
- Cliff Dahm, Lauren Sherson, University of New Mexico
Robert Parmenter, Valles Caldera National Preserve
Visit an intensive field sampling site for studying continuous surface-water chemistry, groundwater and surface-water interactions, and food web of a river ecosystem, including impacts of the 2011 Las Conchas fire, the largest recorded wildfire in New Mexico history.
- 5. A Midcrustal Transect across the Yavapai-Mazatzal Transition Zone: Investigating the Timing and Nature of Paleoproterozoic-Mesoproterozoic Sedimentation, Deformation, and Regional Metamorphism in North-Central New Mexico.
Fri.–Mon., 11–14 May; departs Fri., 11 May, 5:30 p.m.; returns Mon., 14 May, 5 p.m.
US$235; includes lunches, transportation, and one night lodging. Extra lodging is additional.
Min.: 20. Max.: 30.
- Christopher Daniel, Bucknell University
Karl Karlstrom, University of New Mexico
Lincoln Hollister, Princeton University
This trip will examine metamorphic-mineral assemblages (including kyanite-sillimanite-andalusite “triple-point” rocks) and relative timing of deformation in the context of detailed P-T-t-D data with implications for the tectonic history of Laurentia.
- 6. Shatter Cones and Possible Impact Breccias Associated with the Santa Fe Impact Structure.
Sat., 12 May, 7:45 a.m.–6 p.m.
US$65; includes lunch and transportation. Min.: 10. Max.: 24.
- Shawn Wright, Horton Newsom, University of New Mexico
Examine (and collect) shatter cones and compare potential impact breccias to fault breccia.
- 7. Volcanic, Structural, and Geothermal Evolution of the Valles Caldera.
Sat.–Sun., 12–13 May
- 8. Albuquerque Volcanoes: A Fissure-Type Eruption at the Center of the Rio Grande Rift.
Sat., 12 May